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My name is julie Velasquez and I was diagnosed with severe trauma induced gastroparesis 3 years ago. This awful condition which translates to "paralyzed stomach" has greatly affected my life and the lives of those around me. I am on a strict liquid diet consisting of mostly feeding tube formula (which I have to drink because my insurance won't pay for a feeding tube, water, Gatorade, pedialite, and the occasional small amount of ice cream or milk. I am limited to small amounts of physical activity due to severe pain and exhaustion due to lack of nutrients. I have been to several specialists and have tried many treatments to no avail. Elle, please dance with Raven Walton to help raise awareness and find a cure for this awful medical condition that is taking so many lives!
158 views Mar 28, 2015
Julie Velasquez
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Toria 6,590 points
The video above of 'The Faces of Gastroparesis', is just a fraction of the people diagnosed with gastroparesis. These people submitted their pictures, or those of their children who are affected by gastroparesis (gp) in hopes of helping Raven Walton get on the show with Ellen to share our stories of gastroparesis. Please help us by voting our videos/comments up. Our fellow sufferers would like to gain national awareness, getting a feeling that we have been given a voice that would otherwise go unheard. Raven, another gp patient, hopes to be able to share her story in hopes that she can be that voice for us.
#EllenDanceWithRaven #curegp #gpawareness #gastroparesis
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Mar 29, 2015
Toria 6,590 points
Raven teaches dance to young children. She says when she is dancing she feels no pain. She also competes in pageants, proudly showing off the scars she has from the many surgeries she had due to gastroparesis (gp). She hopes to bring awareness to gp on a national level, if given the chance, in hopes of stimulating the medical community to commit more money to research as well as finding a cure for gp. Please help us get Raven on with Ellen so she can bring light to this otherwise unknown disease.
#gastroparesis #curegp #gpawareness #ellendancewithraven
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Mar 31, 2015
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Apr 8, 2015