Patient and Supporter Stories

Dick’s Story

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For as long as I can remember, eating has made me uncomfortable.  I often felt best when a skipped a meal or two.  Maybe a food allergy?  Although I never delved further because it just seemed like it was normal.  A gastroenterologist considered IBS and other things, but tests ruled those out, so nothing was …

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Cesiley’s Story

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How old was Cesiley when she first had their first bout of pancreatitis?  Cesiley was 3 ½ when she first had any symptoms. We thought she just had a rotavirus that was going around her school because she was not able to keep anything down but she was unusually moaning in pain. We took her …

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Lindsey’s Story

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My name is Lindsey Fontenot, I’m 23 years old and live in Berkeley CA.  How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 13 years old when I had my first attack. I was headed off for a field hockey camp at Stanford University. Unfortunately, I couldn’t play because …

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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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