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.


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Hannah Wessell 
Plattsburg, MO
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