Aaron’s Story

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How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 24, and it was after a particularly rowdy night. It would last for a day and a half and always felt more than a hangover. Symptoms involved a lot of vomiting and going to the bathroom. I would have several …

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In Memory: Lakenya & Rashaunda’s Story

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Pancreatitis and Raising Awareness of Poor Healthcare in the African American Community My 64-year-old mother, Mary Lee Shaw was a retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE). After suffering severe abdominal pain, she was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital-Methodist in Brooklyn, New York. She had been hospitalized from February …

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In Memory: Kevin’s Story

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My name is Kevin Bloom and I reside in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. On the weekends, you can find me perusing through a list of local coffee shops, running through the foothills of the front range of the Rocky Mountains, or snowboarding throughout the mountain west. I enjoy a variety of physical endeavors, …

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Monroe’s Story

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My name is Monroe and I am a 25-year-old from NY, USA. My journey with pancreatitis began in May 2021, when I woke up Sunday, May 16th with what I thought was horrible heartburn. I kept telling my fiancee who was at work, that I would stop by to see her once the pain went …

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Rose’s Story

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When I was younger, I was an enthusiastic child with big dreams.  I imagined a life of adventure. I would travel the world as a TV broadcaster, telling tales about war and humanity.  I never once imagined that my biggest adventure, my hardest battle, would be a fight to live a healthier life.   At 2-years-old, …

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