Patient and Supporter Stories

Cece’s Story

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Hi! My name is Cece Tower and I am from Cabin John, Maryland. I was diagnosed with pediatric pancreatitis when I was a little girl and recently had a Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplantation (TPIAT). I am currently in college and my dream is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner so I can help …

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Priyesh’s Story

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It was an early morning of October 27, 2014, when I had my first attack of pancreatitis. I was 18 years old and didn’t know at that moment that it was a pancreatitis attack. The pain was so excruciating that it had woken me up from my nap. It was focused in and around my …

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Remembering Rob – Ruth’s Story

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My name is Ruth Ericson. I am Rob Ericsons’ Mom. Before I start with Rob’s story, I would like to tell you what kind of man/son he was. Rob was joy personified and loved making people laugh. He worked in the food and beverage industry which included being a bartender to the assistant food and …

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Triumph of Will Over Reason – John’s Story

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There is a proverbial point in a marathon that can bring even the most seasoned runner to their breaking point. Runners refer to this point as the wall. It’s what makes the marathon distance so challenging. The wall can simply be defined as the point where a runner, hypothetically, runs out of energy. It’s the …

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My Journey with FCS – Darlene’s Story

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How old were you when you had your first bout of FCS? What did you think it was initially? I had my first bout of FCS as an infant; about 3 weeks old. Of course, I don’t remember anything about it, but my parents had no idea what was going on. I was crying a …

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