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This is a fund to help Harper raise the money needed for her life changing surgery.

My names Harper Rosencrantz, and basically my life has been torn to pieces this past two years. I'm sixteen, yet feel like an 80 year old women. I have a hard time going down stairs, I'm weak, I can't eat correctly, I have tubes and scars, and I'm in the hospital at least once a week. Two years ago I had two perforated, bleeding stomach ulcers. They tore my stomach, and I had internal bleeding. From there things got worse, and I lost thirty pounds. I was emaciated, and dying. I was started on TPN, intravenous nutrition to keep me alive. My stomach and gut do not absorb any nutrition from food. In these two years we have discovered that I have failure to thrive, and gastroparesis. I will never eat normally again, gain weight by myself, or be off of my feeding tube if I do not have a gastric pacemaker surgically implanted. This will send shocks to my paralyzed stomach, making it digest food. This will give me my life back, and take away the excruciating pain I go through, the constant nausea, the vomiting, the tube feedings, and the dozens of medicines I take on a daily basis. I have had eight surgeries, two stomach surgeries, and the rest for feeding tubes. This gastric pacemaker surgery is only available for pediatric patients out of state, and my insurance refuses to cover it. My family does not have the thousands of dollars required to help give me my life back.
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