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Gastroparesis (gp) Patients need Ellen to Dance with Raven
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Many people are unaware of the effects of GASTROPARESIS, literally, paralyzed stomach. Here are some of the faces of gastroparesis. These people shared their picture in hopes of getting Raven Walton on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Raven is a 20 year old dancer, pageant winner, teaches dance to children and she does all of this with a gastric pacemaker in her abdomen. She was diagnosed at age 14 and has had 7 surgeries to date and expects to have one every two years until/unless there is a cure for gp. At this point there is none, and there is little hope for gp patients to get the necessary treatment to bring them relief. Please help get Raven on to dance with Ellen. Thank you
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Toria 6,590 points
Eight minutes of "Faces of Gastroparesis", and that is just a fraction of the amount of people affected by this. Barely anyone has ever heard of this. I hadn't before I was diagnosed. We need to get the word out, so there will be more funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH), to try to develop a cure for this. Please help us get awareness by voting and commenting on our gp admissions.
#ellendancewithraven #curegp #gpawareness
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Mar 27, 2015
Toria 6,590 points
People who suffer with gastroparesis (gp) are hoping to get Raven Walton on the show with Ellen in hopes of bringing national attention to this dreadful (sh--ty, pukey) disease. Some feel like we're starving to death. Sadly, some of our fellow gp warriors have actually done that. None of us want to be the next one, though at times this disease feels like it's winning our losing battle. I have read posts from several members of our support group who are so close to giving up. Gastroparesis (gp) takes its toll on our body, mind and often our relationships with family or friends who just do not understand. Doctors often do not know the scope of what we go through, nor will they admit that it is the problem we say it is. Do you know what it's like to be told you're not that sick when your body tells you that you are? This invisible illness takes its toll on us, and we're sick of it. Please help get Ellen to invite Raven to her show so we can get national awareness for all gp sufferers. We also hope that by bringing national attention we will encourage the medical community to dedicate more of their research funds to gp, and eventually find a cure. Won't you help us please?
#gastroparesis #gpawareness #curegp #ellendancewithraven
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