Remembering Rob – Ruth’s Story

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Remembering Rob – Ruth’s Story

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…

Triumph of Will Over Reason – John’s Story

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Triumph of Will Over Reason – John’s Story
Johns’ father Charles and his granddaughter. 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…

My Journey with FCS – Darlene’s Story

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My Journey with FCS – Darlene’s Story

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…

Jenny’s Story

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Jenny’s Story

Jenny J., 34, from Chicago, IL was diagnosed with pancreatitis at a young age. She had to go to more than one physician to get the correct diagnosis. Her pancreatitis affected every facet of her life but she has not…

Alexis’s Story

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Alexis’s Story
Alexis and her sister Alexis R., 16, from Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was 15-years old. Prior to pancreatitis, she was a normal teenager who went out with friends and was full of energy.…

Michael’s Story – A Caregiver and Patient Perspective

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Michael’s Story – A Caregiver and Patient Perspective

Michael*, 16, was just 3-years-old when he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Michael and his Mom share his pancreatitis story through the lens of a patient and caregiver. How old was your son when he was diagnosed? What were the initial…

Aidel’s Story

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Aidel’s Story

My introduction to pancreatitis began at age 6. For the next four years I experienced repeated episodes, however, my pediatrician dismissed it as a virus each time. At age 10 the episodes lasted for six weeks before our pediatrician ordered…

Melinda’s Story

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Melinda’s Story

How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? My first known bout of acute pancreatitis was in 2006, I was 38 years old. I have since had a few recurrent bouts of acute pancreatitis, on…