Day 13 of Gastroparesis Awareness Month — Making a Difference

‪#‎GastroparesisAwarenessMonth‬ Day 13: ‪#‎MakingADifference‬

Throughout the past 2 weeks I’ve been posting to educate others on this ‪#‎InvisibleIllness‬ called ‪#‎Gastroparesis‬. Some have asked me what they can do and I say ‪#‎SpreadTheWord‬. The other thing that everyone can do is help us spread the word in ‪#‎Congress‬.

Gastroparesis is ‪#‎debilitating‬ and can literally ‪#‎starve‬ us to death. There is no ‪#‎cure‬ and no way to treat the cause because many don’t know how they acquired the ‪#‎disease‬ in the first place. There are only temporary band-aids to help treat ‪#‎symptoms‬. You would think that if a disease doesn’t allow someone to work or even just live normally day to day that the person would qualify for ‪#‎disability‬. But the fact is, Gastroparesis is NOT considered a disability and many who file for the assistance get denied.

We need to take a ‪#‎stand‬ and force our congressmen and government officials to ‪#‎listen‬ to us and see that something is done to make this happen. Please ‪#‎sign‬ and make your voice heard!
http://www.petition2congress.com/…/petition-recognizing-…/ng

Also, just because we post that it is Gastroparesis Awareness Month– it doesn’t mean it is nationwide…yet. Many states have approved‪ #‎proclamations‬ for a week or month but not all have done so. This proclamation asks that #Congress officially proclaim August as Gastroparesis Awareness Month in the United States.
http://www.petition2congress.com/…/proclamation-to-establi…/

Lastly, there is a ‪#‎Bill‬ in the ‪#‎HouseOfRepresentatives‬ right now asking: “to expand the research activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and for other purposes.” This bill is known as ‪#‎HR2311‬ – Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2015.

As of right now there are 3 cosponsors of the bill– Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner, Jr. [R-WI-5], Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN-7], and Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA-19]. For more information on this Bill, please visit: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2311

We need a cure and we need ‪#‎awareness‬. We need a ‪#‎method‬ to figure out a diagnosis before we starve to death looking for answers.

‪#‎DTPAwareness‬ ‪#‎ChronicIllness‬

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