A New Lease on Life – Cecilia’s Story

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My story with pancreatitis started at the age of 12-years-old. Just a few weeks before I was supposed to start middle school I suddenly woke up with excruciating abdominal pain. My body ached and I kept throwing up, I couldn’t eat, drink, or sit down and I spent all day and most of the night …

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One Mile at a Time – Dave’s Story

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I grew up being marvelled by movies and rollercoasters…little did I know that the last 18 months would match both of those. April 2017 – I had it all, extremely fortunate to have a successful career, amazing and loving family, nice house and car, fit and healthy and a wonderful and crazy social life with …

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18 Months – Doug’s Story

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How do you explain to others what it is like to lose both parents to pancreatic cancer in less than 18 months? Frankly, you can’t. Instead, I would like to focus on the things that occurred during my parents’ lives, including their treatment and the moments that mattered most. My name is Doug Christiansen and …

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Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength

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January 2015. We had just completed our first full year of living in Pennsylvania. Still adjusting to a new home, city, and state, we had started to make a few friends. I went from working full time in Colorado, to staying at home full time with our youngest child here. I had decided it was …

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Pediatric Pancreatitis – Caregivers Edition

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Support is one of the pillars of the mission of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). Caregivers provide selfless support for their loved ones who are suffering from pancreas disease. For this edition, we want to feature the caregivers for those whose voices are rarely heard – those with pediatric pancreatitis. The parents featured in this …

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