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This fundraiser ended on 10/07/12

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Jim's family and friends are pulling together to help raise funds so he can receive treatment. Please show your support!!!

Hi,
Jim was diagnosed with gastroparesis about a year ago. Gastroparesis is a disease/condition where it paralyzes the nerve endings in the stomache/small bowel/large bowel.
In Jim's case, he is unable to eat meats, vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, he is still able to tolerate some dairy but that is never a given.
He has tried many different treatments, and currently is on a medication which is causing much damage, just to be able to take in small amounts of nutrition. The doctors plan to by-pass the parts of Jim's digestive system that are no longer working, and build him a new digestive system from the remaining parts. That is in layman's terms but not an easy job for the surgeons. This surgery will give him a better quality of life, and life itself.
The funds raised will go directly towards co-pays, out of pocket expenses, and the travel expenses to get to Cleveland Clinic, and then back home once he is able to.
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