Patient Stories

More than a diagnosis – Lora’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in August of 2018, NPF Central Pennsylvania Chapter Chair, Lora Kelly reached an important milestone; five years of remaining pancreatic cancer-free! She and her family and felt triumphant to have reached this life-giving milestone. As she reflects upon all of the treatment she’s endured to reach this cancer-free celebration, a …

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Staying #LaurenStrong – Lauren’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
When did your pancreatitis story start? It was in August of 2010, and I was 8 years old.  I have two younger brothers, and at that time my brother Cameron was 5 years old and my youngest brother Liam was only 10 months old.  My family and I were on a road trip across Pennsylvania …

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Twice The Caregiver – Kathleen’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
When did your introduction to pancreas disease start? In looking back on my experiences, my absolute first memory of being introduced to pancreatic disease was in 2011 when working in an Emergency Department of a Level 1 Trauma Center. An elderly female patient came in to be evaluated for abdominal pain; her daughter accompanied her. …

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170 Laps (or Rucking through Pancreatitis) – Matt’s Story

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In May of 2014, I woke up one morning and had what I thought was really bad indigestion along with some abdominal pain. I had physical therapy that morning from a recent shoulder surgery and went about my morning routine as usual. While at PT, the pain started to get severe and I was sweating …

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