Jenna’s Story

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Jenna’s Story

Jenna M. is 18-years-old and from East Texas. She was 13 when she had her first pancreatitis attack, due to Cystic Fibrosis which has affected her pancreas (and not her lungs). Jenna shares her pancreatitis journey, how she found the…

Vince’s Story

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Vince’s Story

On February 20, 2012, I was introduced to pancreatitis. I’d never heard of it before that day. I woke up around 6 am, showered, ate breakfast, made my lunch for work. I vaguely remember my wife driving me to my…

Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength

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Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength

June 6th is National Cancer Survivors Day. We asked Erin Rigsby, to update us on her pancreatic cancer journey. (You can read the full story below) Erin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and in March 2021, she was…

Barbara’s Story

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Barbara’s Story

My pancreatic cancer was found because of a proactive heart scan. In 2017 my annual physical was scheduled in February. Because that is women’s heart health month, and my family has a history of heart disease, I requested a heart…

My Travels into the World of the Pancreas – Barbara Whittington’s Story

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My Travels into the World of the Pancreas – Barbara Whittington’s Story

My pancreas journey started in the late nineties when I was in my fifties. Doctors had no answers for my intense abdominal pain, pain that brought me to my knees. I was diagnosed with digestive issues, pre-ulcers, and treated with…

A Change Agent – Anthony’s Story

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A Change Agent – Anthony’s Story
Anthony and his mom Catherine Anthony Joseph, National Pancreas Foundation IL Chapter Chair lost his mother, Catherine Ashton in 2020. Catherine, a native of Chicago was a yoga teacher, therapist, and trauma expert. Anthony shares her…

Cece’s Story

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Cece’s Story

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…

Priyesh’s Story

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Priyesh’s Story
Priyesh with his family 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…