Hannah's Hope

I hate asking for help, but a good friend has encouraged me to tell my story and accept the help I need so much.

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis less than 6  months ago after suffering vagus nerve damage during a surgery to remove my gallbladder.

Gastroparesis is a rare disorder that literally means "paralysis of the stomach."  My stomach does not digest food.  I have lost over 40 pounds in 6 months.  I struggle with dehydration and malnutrition that makes frequent visits to the ER necessary. 

I am currently impatient at a local hospital.   The goal is to receive "supportive care" and stablize me enough to make it to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  I have my first appointment with a team of specialists on July 5th.  They have told me to be prepared to spend 2 weeks there while they run tests to figure out how to help me best.

I am raising funds for my treatment, the travel expenses, and medications.  Thank you for any donation your able to make.  I'll keep you posted on my hospital stay and Mayo visit.

Donations

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  • Chris Antolin 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
  • Tanastacia Hill 
    • $5 
    • 43 mos
  • Jo Robinson 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Dianesa Sanon 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Hannah Jeffries 
    • $40 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Hannah Wessell 
Organizer
Plattsburg, MO
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