Patient Stories

Logan’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
Logan Williams was 4-years-old when he was first diagnosed with pancreatitis. It was not until he was five that his parents learned it was caused by a genetic mutation. As his journey continues, Logan continues to leave his family in awe of his resiliency. Hereditary pancreatitis is progressive and in this last year, they are …

Read More

Adam’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
Adam Barbosa is 20 years-old and from Rhode Island. He had his first pancreatitis episode at 15 years-old when he was a sophomore in high school. It wasn’t until his third attack, that the doctors told him he had two genetic mutations (SPINK1 & CFTR) and a physical mutation (pancreas divisum) and officially diagnosed him …

Read More

Shruthi’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
Can you introduce yourself?  Hi NPF Family! I’m Shruthi Shankar and I’ve stepped into my 35th this year. My hometown is Bengaluru, in India, and I spend a good chunk of my time in Bengaluru and partially, in Dubai. I have also lived in the UK and UAE for a few years. My education, passion …

Read More

Living with FCS – Giuliana’s Story

Categories: Success Stories
Giuliana was just seven weeks old when she was diagnosed with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), a rare, genetic disorder of fat metabolism that is characterized by extremely high plasma triglyceride levels, which are 10- to 100-fold or more above normal. In Giuliana’s case, her triglycerides were 24,000. FCS is caused by insufficient or impaired function …

Read More

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 …

Read More