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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Please Sign This Petition

Hello everyone,

I wanted to make a personal plea to all of my friends and family. This petition effects me personally. I would like to spread awareness about this rare condition, for doctors to find better treatment options (I've been hospitalized 16 days so far with a lot of invasive procedures, which you guys have read about), and I want a cure found for this condition. I know that you read my blog, so you know how bad I've been sick for the past seven months.

This would mean a lot to me. We need 25,000 signatures and we only have 130 so far. Please, take a moment to sign your name and please share with your friends. I can't tell you how miserable I am and I would like some more research to be done on this condition.

For those of you who may not know what gastroparesis is, it's when your stomach muscles are paralyzed, so you have delayed gastric emptying. In my case, my food doesn't stay down and I vomit at least 6 to 8 times daily. I have to carry a bucket in the car when I go anywhere. This is no way to live. And of course, the doctors can give me pills to control the nausea, but those don't stay down either.

Please, I'm begging you from the bottom of my heart, please sign this. I really need your support right now. There are many people out there who have this condition worse than I do. The only treatment options currently are sticking a pacemaker into your stomach, having a gastric bypass, and a feeding tube. None of those sound like fun.

I would like to finish my last year of school. I can't do that vomiting the way I do now. So, please, take the time to just put your name on THIS PETITION.

I thank you in advance for being a good friend and supporting this cause. It means a lot to me. Really and truly. I want a normal life again. While that may not be any time soon, this petition gives me hope. Please, give me hope by signing it.

The url is: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/gastroparesis-gp-we-need-more-awareness-and-funding-it-effects-all-ages-and-races-more-research-no/SNw7GMp8

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