Patient and Supporter Stories

Remembering Rob – Ruth’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
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

Categories: Success Stories
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

Categories: Success Stories
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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Jenny’s Story

Categories: Other, Success Stories
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 let it destroy her. She has learned to become her own advocate, seek support, and …

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Alexis’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
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. Her new normal with pancreatitis looks a little different, and she is adjusting. Pancreatitis takes a toll on a person, physically, emotionally, and …

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