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 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”

Champion Patient: Roxanne

During Awareness Month, we shared stories each week of a Champion Patient. Each had a unique story to tell, and wanted to share their story with the Pact Blog, and the rest of the DTP Community. This week, we feature another young woman’s story. Read about Roxanne below. I want to say the first thingContinue reading “Champion Patient: Roxanne”

Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr

It’s the last Friday of the month, and our last Champion Patient of awareness month. This week, we feature Dalia Chokr. While Dalia is no longer with us to share her story in her own words, some of us who had the honor to call her a friend have gathered some thoughts and stories toContinue reading “Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr”

Champion Patient: Danielle Crull

Every Friday for DTP Awareness Month, we’re featuring a champion patient. Each one shares their story in a different way, and each writes to inspire the community with their journey. First up, Danielle…… It’s like night and day. That’s how Danielle Crull describes her life before and after Gastric Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (G-POEM). A certifiedContinue reading “Champion Patient: Danielle Crull”

13 Reasons Why I Keep Fighting

Sometimes, when chronic illness gets to be too much, it’s easy to forget why we keep fighting. Today, blogger Stephanie Torres shares how she reminds herself to keep fighting, and why. If you have watched the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why or read the popular, yet controversial book by Jay Asher, you may quickly pickContinue reading “13 Reasons Why I Keep Fighting”

The importance of self care

This month, the Pact blog will be sharing a variety of information for DTP Awareness Month. Today, Pact blog writer Carolanne shares how important self care is, especially when living with a chronic illness. In a life with chronic illness, there are a plethora of things we can’t control. We can’t control flare ups, whenContinue reading “The importance of self care”


When it comes to chronic illness, the patient is usually the main focus. Caregivers can often be lost in the shuffle. Pact blog writer Jim focuses on our caregivers, and the difficulties in accepting changes that come with illness. About fifteen years ago change entered my life that I wasn’t prepared for. My wife gotContinue reading “CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE”