Success Stories

From Patient to Advocate – Barbara’s Story

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It all started as a child! I never knew why every time I was stressed or excited, which was a lot with a family of six children, a great Mom, and an alcoholic father, I would have these bad belly aches, nausea, and vomiting. It would happen during book reports in front of the class, …

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Bringing Joy with Toys – Riky’s Story

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Alarik “Riky” Howard is an exemplary thirteen-year-old boy who resides in Northwest Indiana.   As the Midwest braces itself for a chilly winter, Riky’s heart is far from cold.  He was diagnosed with severe chronic pancreatitis when he was just six years old. After countless prolonged stays at Indianapolis’ Riley Children’s Hospital and numerous surgeries, Riky …

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Walking Warrior – Karen’s Story

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In 2016, I decided to do the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon and walked alongside my Mom, sister, and cousin. After completing it and finishing in 3 hours and 12 minutes, I decided to register for the race again in 2017. Walking for hours does not come easily to me. Along with being a Type 1 …

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Falmouth Road Race 2017 – Diane’s Story

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I’m excited to say this year’s NPF team running the Falmouth Road Race was a success. This year, our first year, our team of 6 NPF runners and 7 ‘team support’ runners raised over $15,730. Having a team running for NPF has been a dream of mine since 2006. Back a year or two before …

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A Cross-country Victory Ride…and Spreading Awareness Along the Way

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My husband Anthony Guido, was diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, 17 months ago at stage III, where doctors found a mass in the head of his pancreas. Through his treatment he’s had 12 rounds of Folfirinox under the care of wonderful doctors and nurses at Dana-Farber (Boston) from June thru December of 2016, and had a …

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