Michael’s Story – A Caregiver and Patient Perspective

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Michael*, 16, was just 3-years-old when he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Michael and his Mom share his pancreatitis story through the lens of a patient and caregiver. How old was your son when he was diagnosed? What were the initial symptoms? Michael was 3-years-old. He had no fever, threw up and had been feeling ill …

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Aidel’s Story

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My introduction to pancreatitis began at age 6. For the next four years I experienced repeated episodes, however, my pediatrician dismissed it as a virus each time. At age 10 the episodes lasted for six weeks before our pediatrician ordered labs. My enzyme levels were elevated and I was taken to the ER in a …

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Melinda’s Story

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How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? My first known bout of acute pancreatitis was in 2006, I was 38 years old. I have since had a few recurrent bouts of acute pancreatitis, on top of my chronic pancreatitis. What did you think it was initially? My grandmother had …

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Logan’s Story

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Logan Williams was 4-years-old when he was first diagnosed with pancreatitis. It was not until he was five that his parents learned it was caused by a genetic mutation. As his journey continues, Logan continues to leave his family in awe of his resiliency. Hereditary pancreatitis is progressive and in this last year, they are …

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Adam’s Story

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Adam Barbosa is 20 years-old and from Rhode Island. He had his first pancreatitis episode at 15 years-old when he was a sophomore in high school. It wasn’t until his third attack, that the doctors told him he had two genetic mutations (SPINK1 & CFTR) and a physical mutation (pancreas divisum) and officially diagnosed him …

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