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Sylvia’s Story (Gastroparesis)

My name is Sylvia Platz, I’m 18 years old, and have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. On August 26, 2009, at age 14, I was in a horse back riding accident. I immediately felt a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left breast. For some reason, I threw up right then and …

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Michelle’s Story (Lupus)

I am currently 22 years old. When I was born I was born three and a half months early and weighed and and a half pounds. When I was born I received blood transfusions. When I was 17 years old it was October 2008, I was a senior in high …

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Natalie’s Story (Endometriosis)

My name is Natalie, I’m 42, and I’ve had severe endometriosis since I was 16 years old (it runs in my family). I went through five years of many doctors (who couldn’t believe someone so young could have it so bad), missed high school and college, had horrible pain, GI …

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