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Pass H.R. 2239: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2011.

Gastroparesis is a life threatening digestive illness more than 5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with. This illness is labeled "The Silent Illness" in our medical community.

A Paper, entitled "The White Paper", was prepared by professionals who met in Florida, which discusses the severity of this illness in 2003. This Paper was presented to NIH, Congress and Senate. Since 2003, many have died. While we wait, countless others will lose body organs and the ability to eat and nourish themselves because of this life threatening illness.

Pass H.R. 2239: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2011. Make Research mandatory so those suriving with GP are given a voice that others may hear. This will allow those inflicted with GP to be instrumental in their own healthcare, which will help to improve quality of life.  http://www.GastroparesisAndME.com for links to info above.

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Tanya L Taylor

This petition closed about 1 year ago

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H.R. 2239: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2011

This illness, Gastroparesis, is a life threatening digestive illness well over 5 million people are...

H.R. 2239: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2011

This illness, Gastroparesis, is a life threatening digestive illness well over 5 million people are surviving with every day. I have lost my colon, gall bladder, survived septicemia and multiple other life threatening blood infections, survived a terrible flu I had problems fighting, as well as many others fighting so many similar battles. Organ transplants due to this illness have occurred. Babies are living on iv nutrition or small intestine feeding as well. This has no age, no rhyme or reason. Help me, and others, bring a voice to DC and pass this Bill!! We want to live too!!!

http://www.GastroparesisAndMe.com for info on this illness. This site was started approx April of this year, 2012. We are building a strong support system through collaborations with others who are inflicted with GP, as well as businesses and organizations instrumental in supporting these efforts. The "Me" in "Gastroparesis and Me" means Everyone with GP. Until a person is finally diagnosed, "Is this just ME?" is what so many feel like.

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