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Sharing my journey with others in hopes of inspiring the great fight for life
*I can remember each and every time over the past 11 years that I
questioned my team of specialists along with a few Mayo Clinic/Hospital GI specialists on if they believed there was
a possible Gastroparesis cure in the near future. Each and every reply was almost exactly the same, "I don't foresee any possible
cure nor specific Gastroparesis drug in the near future." A few even told me that they did not foresee any sort of cure nor
any specific Gastroparesis drug that would be available for patients in this lifetime due to slow advancements in stem
they were right.
my opinion, WE don't need another anti-nausea medication on the market. What WE need is a medication to
help speed up digestion due to damaged nerves and GI muscles that no longer contract.
What we really need is
-Kimberly/Founder, Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign
MAJOR SET BACK FOR DIABETIC GASTROPARESIS PATIENTS...
April 17, 2015
Targacept's Diabetic Gastroparesis Drug Fails to Impress
- Analyst Blog
Targacept, Inc. TRGT announced disappointing top-line data from
a phase I/II exploratory study on its candidate TC-6499 for the treatment of diabetic Gastroparesis.
In a double-blind,
placebo-controlled, randomized, four-way crossover phase I/II exploratory study, TC-6499 did not meet the primary endpoint
of change in gastric emptying half-time, as measured by a carbon labeled gastric emptying breath test, when compared to
Top-line data from the exploratory study is in contrast with the evidence from phase I studies which suggested
that TC-6499 may increase gastric motility. The company stated that the data does not support further development of TC-6499
for diabetic Gastroparesis.
Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/targacepts-diabetic-gastroparesis-drug-fails-to-impress-analyst-blog1-cm466639#ixzz3XkUstjuo
Researchers from Swinburne University
in Australia would like to invite 4 or 5 gastroparesis patients to participate in a telephone or Skype interview about their
experience of gastroparesis and how it impacts on their life. If you are interested in volunteering for this study, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Gastroparesisclinic.org offers FREE
information and a 6-week psychologically-focused support program for individuals who live with Gastroparesis.
The online treatment program brings together validated psychological treatments such as cognitive
behavioral therapy and mindfulness therapy; both treatments have been shown to be effective in reducing
the symptom severity and psychological distress associated with Gastroparesis.
The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign is honored
to join hands with the Royal Melbourne Hospital & Swinburne University of Technology located in Hawthorn Victoria,
Australia by announcing their new online Gastroparesis-focused information and psychological support service.
'The Gastroparesis Friendly Diet'
Helping those with Gastroparesis by providing better food choices!
*Created by Gastroparesis patients
through years of food trial and error
-See left tab for more information
A Huge "SHOUT OUT!
Counts Kustoms-Counting Cars
Many, many thanks to Danny, Mike, Roli, Scott, Kevin & the entire crew
at Counts Kustoms for honoring those who fight the great GP fight!
From the hit movies, Mean Girls, The Big Wedding & A Million Ways To
Die In The West
Joins hands with the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team helping
to spread Gastroparesis Awareness!
Seyfried began her career as a child model when she was 11 and at 15 began her career as an actress, starting off with
uncredited roles and moving on to recurring roles on As the World Turns and All My Children.
In 2004, Seyfried
made her film debut in Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as Nive Lives (2005)
and Alpha Dog (2006) and she also had a recurring role in the UPN TV show Veronic Mars (2004–2006). Between
2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO series Big Love. After that, Seyfried appeared in her breakthrough role in the 2008
musical feature film Mamma Mia! Her other appearances include leading roles in Jennifer's Body (2009), Chloe, (2009),
Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), Red Riding Hood (2011), In Time (2011) and Gone (2012).
She played Cosette in the musical film Les Miserables (2012), The Big Wedding (2013) and Seth MacFarlane's
frontier spoof, A million ways to die in the west (2014).
Joins the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team!
Jackie Chan, (born Chan Kong-sang, 陳港生; 7 April 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer,
comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur,
singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style,
comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. He is one of the few actors that did all of his stunts in
all of his films. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.
|Jason Lively & Cast
|Helping to raise GP Awareness & Education
Gastroparesis guest speakers available for special
For further information please send offline requests
|John Travolta & Family
|Continuing joining hands with the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organiztation
THE GASTROPARESIS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS
"KNOTS OF LOVE"
|Christine M. Fabiani-Founder, Executive Director
Knots of Love’s primary goal is to brighten the lives of those in need with kindness
and love. All Knots of Love creations are given free of charge to people who are battling cancer or other life-threatening
illnesses or injuries.
|Kimberly, Founder & Patient-Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Org.
Thank you to Christine and her amazing organization along with the many volunteers who
give their time helping to spread love and support to patients all over the world, "ONE KNOT AT A TIME!"
|Gastroparesis Patient Advocate-Pennsylvania
|Debby With The Official March 2013 Gastroparesis Awareness Proclamation
What is Gastroparesis?
is a digestive motility disorder where the vagus nerve is damaged. The muscles and nerves of the stomach, intestines
and other GI organs become paralyzed. This condition delays food emptying from the stomach and other GI organs which
can result in serious complications and further gastrointestinal problems. 1 out of every 2 diabetics will develop
Gastroparesis. This is 50 percent of all patients.
-National Institutes of Health estimates there are over 5
million Gastroparesis patients in the United States. Lack of medical education of Gastroparesis and patients not
being properly diagnosed are still left untreated, suffering in silence.
*Gastroparesis is most commonly
caused by diabetes, but can also be hereditary or occur as a result of surgery on the stomach or vagus nerve, viral infections,
food poisoning, MS/Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, stroke, medications that slow contractions
in the intestines such as anticholinergics and narcotics, gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve surgery, smooth muscle
disorders, Scleroderma, Amyloidosis, gastro esophageal reflux disease, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, Mitochondrial
Disease, chemo/radiation therapy, Bells Palsy syndrome, Ramsey Hunt syndrome, Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia.
has no known origin. Many diagnostic tests can be performed however it is still unknown to the medical profession the
cause of those patients who suffer from this more rare type of Gastroparesis.
"The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign
Our mission is to spread world
wide international public awareness and education for this debilitating GI disorder.
The most important issue will be continued
communication with local Government on increasing federal funds for research and development. We also hold yearly public awareness activities helping
to educate all state citizens and health professionals about Gastroparesis. The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign
team keeps in close communication with current bio-tech companies conducting research for possible future
Gastroparesis drugs. The seventh round for individual state Government assistance declaring national events
for Gastroparesis Awareness will continue spring 2015.
*Don't forget to check out and order
the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign t-shirts and the official Gastroparesis Awareness magnetic ribbons.
TOGETHER WE WILL FIGHT FOR A CURE!
|Gastroparesis Patient Advocate-Texas
|Kaitlin With The Official March 2013 Gastroparesis Awareness Proclamation
|-The Key to Success for Gastroparesis is Awareness
|A huge THANK YOU to all of our Governors!
*In response to the open hunting of wolves in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota the Gastroparesis Awareness
Campaign has decided to no longer affiliate with either state government but will continue providing support for ALL
Gastroparesis patients residing in both states. We do not condone hunting as a sport of these sacred animals.
creatures both big and small quickly replace what lacks in compassion with society. Animals bring what patients who are sick
and terminally ill need, which is, “Unconditional Love and Companionship.”
-The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team & Founder
Many Thanks To:
Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-May 2013
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-May 2013
Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-March 2013
Governor Rick Perry of Texas-Gastroparesis Awareness
Governor John. R Kasich of Ohio-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-October 2011
Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-October 2011
Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. of Oregon-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-June 2011
Governor Chet Culver of Iowa-Gastroparesis Awareness
Governor Martin O' Malley of Maryland-Gastroparesis
Awareness Month-February 2010
Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, Governor Jim Gibbons
of Nevada-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-August 2009
Governor David Paterson of New York, Governor Bev
Perdue of North Carolina-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-June 2009
Governor Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts-Gastroparesis
& Digestive Awareness-February 2009
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi-Gastroparesis
& Digestive Awareness-August 2008
Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania-Gastroparesis
& Digestive Citizen Awareness-May 2008
Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee-Gastroparesis
& Digestive Awareness-April 2008
Governor Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Governor
Ted Kulongoski of Oregon-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-March 2008
Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming, Governor Kathleen
Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio, Governor Mitchell E. Daniels
Jr of Indiana-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-March 2007
Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona & Governor M.
Jodi Rell of Connecticut-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-October 2007
Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina-Gastroparesis &
Digestive Awareness-December 2007
Governor James E. Risch-Idaho-Gastroparesis &
Digestive Motility Awareness-October 2006
Governor Ernie Fletcher-Kentucky, Governor Bill Richardson-New
Mexico, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm-Michigan, Governor Rod Blagojevich-Illinois, Governor John E. Baldacci-Maine, Governor
Matt Blunt-Missouri, Governor Jon S. Corzine-New Jersey, Governor Christine O. Gregoire-Washington-Gastroparesis &
Digestive Awareness-May 2006
*All original & official state proclamations
are the sole possession of the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization.
We are not affiliated with any other Gastroparesis
or GI organizations.
Queen Elizabeth & The Prince of
Wales show their Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign support!
As of June
1, 2015 the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign has successfully filled over 7,809,072 server requests
helping to raise awareness and educate people worldwide on Gastroparesis.
Let's continue to grow these
numbers and never give up the fight!
KEEP ON! KEEPING ON!
© February 27th, 2006
GP Awareness One Person At A Time.
You My Friend Will Never Again Walk Alone.