Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Happy Awareness Month! If you don’t already know, August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month! Each year, G-PACT posts all month long sharing stories, information, fundraisers and more! Our goal is to bring more awareness to Gastroparesis and highlight patients from our awesome community. Each Monday, we’re sharing a patient story. Some of you may know aboutContinue reading “Gastroparesis Awareness Month”

Honor Patient: Hannah

Continuing on with our Honor Patients, today hear from Hannah Setzer. Read below about how she has incorporated daily movement and exercise safely into her life, and what that means to her. My name is Hannah and I am totally feeding tube fed. I was born with a rare medical condition that affects my lymphaticContinue reading “Honor Patient: Hannah”

Meet the Team: Samantha

To continue with our Meet the Team posts, this week we’re sharing a little about Samantha! What is your current role with G-PACT? I am the Vice President, and newsletter editor What brought you to G-PACT? Well, I found G-PACT when I was first diagnosed with gastroparesis back in 2014. I had the opportunity toContinue reading “Meet the Team: Samantha”

Honor Patient: Marie Clune

Last week, we shared our first patient story from a member of our community. This week, we’re sharing a little more from our Public Relations director, Marie. I can vividly remember the first month of being sick, even though I did not realize I would be chronically ill at the time. I was in aContinue reading “Honor Patient: Marie Clune”

Meet the G-PACT team

Last week, we introduced you to one of our members of the team, Carolanne. To continue to get to know the team, today we’d like to share a little more about our Public Relations Director, Marie Jefferson-Clune! What is your current role with G-PACT? Director of Public Relations -What brought you to G-PACT?  I haveContinue reading “Meet the G-PACT team”

Honor Patient: Rachel Briggs’ Story

Each week this month here at the Pact Blog, we’re featuring a story from a member of our community. We have enjoyed getting to know these people, and know you will too. First up, Rachel Briggs. My story begins when I was 12. I suffered with a very severe eating disorder (Anorexia subtype purging) andContinue reading “Honor Patient: Rachel Briggs’ Story”

Meet the G-PACT team

Happy Awareness Month! To begin the month, we’d like to formally introduce you to some of our core team members here at G-PACT. Our team is made up of volunteers, most of whom are patients themselves. We work pretty hard behind the scenes, so we’re putting the spotlight on those who help keep us upContinue reading “Meet the G-PACT team”

Are you nauseated?

Nausea is one of the most common symptoms when dealing with gastroparesis and similar digestive diseases. Check out our guest post from Double Wood Supplements below on some ways to handle nausea. Nausea is one of the most common ailments and symptoms of illness. Much like we use the terms “cold-like illness” and “flu-like symptoms”Continue reading “Are you nauseated?”

What is H.R. 1187?

What is H.R. 1187 – Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017? Pact Blog writer Nancy explains just what this bill is, and how you can get involved! You may have noticed posts on social media about H.R. 1187. This bill is important for those of us with gastrointestinal diseases and isContinue reading “What is H.R. 1187?”

Exercise and Chronic Illness

There’s been some talk about exercise and chronic illness in the last few weeks. Before the fundraiser officially kicks off this Saturday, September 1st, our PR Director & Pact Blog Editor Samantha has some tips for exercising safely! With the virtual run fundraiser coming up, I wanted to take some time to talk about exerciseContinue reading “Exercise and Chronic Illness”