Parker needs a total pancreatectomy with auto islet stem cell transplantation. They will also need to remove the spleen and gallbladder. The ‘islets of Langerhans’ (technical term) are removed from patient’s own pancreas. These produce insulin and are infused back into the patient’s liver via a portal vein where they can take hold and ideally begin to produce insulin again on their own.
Parker has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called SPINK I that causes the pancreas to die and also form pancreatic cancer. Medicare will cover the removal of organs BUT NOT the islet transplantation.
Please make a contribution so that Parker can have the complete treatment and return to health. She has exhausted all other options of medical treatment. After months of illness her body is greatly compromised. She must have this complete procedure as soon as funds can be secured. Thank you for your generosity.
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