Patient Stories

Grit and Grace – Attie’s Story

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Attie Jamison, 14, remembers having pancreatitis attacks since she was 4 or 5, but her parents feel that she actually had attacks even before she could form sentences. “When Attie was 2, she would have unexplainable tummy pains, screaming in pain. We would drive to the ER and then maybe it would pass so we …

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A Letter to FCS – Alvin’s Story

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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) occurs in about 1 in 1 million people and the genetic disorder causes the body to not be able to break down certain fats correctly. This disease frequently leads to symptoms such as pancreatitis — a very serious condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to death – and fatty …

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A New Lease on Life – Cecilia’s Story

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My story with pancreatitis started at the age of 12-years-old. Just a few weeks before I was supposed to start middle school I suddenly woke up with excruciating abdominal pain. My body ached and I kept throwing up, I couldn’t eat, drink, or sit down and I spent all day and most of the night …

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One Mile at a Time – Dave’s Story

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I grew up being marvelled by movies and rollercoasters…little did I know that the last 18 months would match both of those. April 2017 – I had it all, extremely fortunate to have a successful career, amazing and loving family, nice house and car, fit and healthy and a wonderful and crazy social life with …

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18 Months – Doug’s Story

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How do you explain to others what it is like to lose both parents to pancreatic cancer in less than 18 months? Frankly, you can’t. Instead, I would like to focus on the things that occurred during my parents’ lives, including their treatment and the moments that mattered most. My name is Doug Christiansen and …

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