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Gastroparesis Facts
GACO-Faces Behind The Organization
GP Memorials
Celebrity Ribbon Run
Gastroparesis State Proclamations
Gastroparesis Awareness T-Shirts & Ribbons
Gastroparesis-Drug Development
New Technology & Alerts
Physicians Guide-GP Treatment
Gastroparesis Diagnosis-Patients Page
*Gastroparesis Friendly Diet
Inspiring & Motivational GP Books
Gastroparesis & Misc Links
Pets & Wildlife-GP Fur Family
Living With A Chronic & Invisible Illness
Motivational Page
Founder-Gastroparesis Patient
The Road Before and After Surgery


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*Voted Best Of The Web~ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 For Patient Education And Medical Information
-Reaching out to over 10 MILLION and still growing strong!
We are the one and only OFFICIAL Gastroparesis Awareness Organization since 2006

Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team

Dave, Mike, Donna, Pam, Tae, Pat, William, Michelle, KimberlyH


The Thompson family of 6, their extended family and beloved fur children are one of many families who have fell victim to such a senseless act caused by such a selfish person that took away one families entire home, belongings and everything that made Gatlinburg, Tennessee, what they called, "A mountain paradise. Our love. Our life. Our home."

In honor of the Thompson family, their neighbors and so many other families in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevier County and other areas surrounding the Great Smokey Mountains who lost everything that meant the world to them. The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization was asked if we could help. "PLEASE HELP!"

 I can HELP



The following is a list of where you can help. There are not enough prayers that can take away such loss and devastation through out the Great Smokey Mountain National Park Community. This holiday season, let's give the most selfless gift of all. TOGETHER let's help give HOPE! Instead of getting that extra gift this holiday season. Give something extra to those who have lost so much. Let's help! To all business owners. YOUR business CAN help. THERE IS NO EXCUSE.


*Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville monetary donations can be made at It is tax-deductible

*The Red Cross is looking for donations to help displaced families. You can make a $10.00 donation by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999

*Anyone interested in assisting with the recovery efforts should visit

*List of most-needed items for displaced family members can be found at

*Publix Super Markets has established a program in Tennessee stores offering the option for consumers to donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers in the state of Tennessee

*Those willing to provide free legal assistance to wildfire victims can call TALS helpline at 1-844-HELP4TN, or

*Gift cards of any monetary value can be mailed to: UT Extension, 752 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN 37862

*Barker Lounge in Sevierville, Tennessee are still taking in pets displaced by evacuees. There is still a need for all sizes of animal crates to help assist surrounding animal shelters

*Current list of items in need*

Adult and children sized apparel, footwear, blankets, over-the-counter medication, personal hygiene products, diapers, flashlights, batteries, battery operated lanterns, baby formula, toiletries, children's toys, general cleaning supplies, all pet food-supplies, kennels, carriers, farm animal items such as hay, help with stock trailers and horse trailers

*Wildwood Farm has pasture, water and hay available for any large animals (cattle, horses, llamas, etc) displaced by the fires. 1-865-256-9589 ask for Julie Manner in helping assist with farm animals displaced from their owners, stock trailers and horse trailers

*Meadowbrooke Kennel at 1811 Holston River Road in Knoxville is taking in dogs from the evacuation area

*Fox Feed Supply in Jefferson City is now serving as a drop-off location for Paws & Claws Animal Rescue TN. In need of help with any assistance. Call or text Wendy at: 1-423-312-7400

 *Local animal shelters looking for those willing to help foster displaced animals who tragically have lost contact with their owners

Prayers to all the families and communities who are suffering such an unthinkable loss in Tennessee during this holiday season. Many prayers go out to God's angels here on earth whom walk among us in uniform. Those who are working around the clock helping to rescue and save lives. 

God bless Tennessee



The Road Before & After Surgery/Gastroparesis Life 2016
 Next GP Chapter... Turning Lemons Into Lemonade :)
Sharing my journey with others in hopes of inspiring the great fight for life!


"Survivorship means you are alive to advocate for research, to help those who need help, and to gain a better perspective on what life is really about – loving and being loved, giving and sharing.
WE are all survivors from the first day of our diagnosis and will each have a unique walk down the medical journey. However, we will all meet challenges, successes and failures that have been met and dealt with before us and will be met and dealt with again after us.
Each and every one of us have a responsibility to leave behind whatever knowledge and life experiences that will benefit those who walk the path after us."



The offers FREE information and a 6-week psychologically-focused support program for individuals who live with Gastroparesis. The online treatment program brings together validated psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness therapy; both treatments have been shown to be effective in reducing the symptom severity and psychological distress associated with Gastroparesis.


The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign is honored to join hands with the Royal Melbourne Hospital & Swinburne University of Technology located in Hawthorn Victoria, Australia by announcing their new online Gastroparesis-focused information and psychological support service. 




'The Gastroparesis Friendly Diet'
Helping those with Gastroparesis by providing better food choices!
*Created by Gastroparesis patients through years of food trial and error
-See left tab for more information



 Counts Kustoms-Counting Cars


Many, many thanks to Danny, Mike, Roli, Scott, Kevin & the entire crew at Counts Kustoms for honoring those who fight the great GP fight!



From the hit movies, Mean Girls, The Big Wedding & A Million Ways To Die In The West
Joins hands with the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team helping to spread Gastroparesis Awareness!


Amanda Michelle Seyfried began her career as a child model when she was 11 and at 15 began her career as an actress, starting off with uncredited roles and moving on to recurring roles on As the World Turns and All My Children.


In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as Nive Lives (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006) and she also had a recurring role in the UPN TV show Veronic Mars (2004–2006). Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO series Big Love. After that, Seyfried appeared in her breakthrough role in the 2008 musical feature film Mamma Mia! Her other appearances include leading roles in Jennifer's Body (2009), Chloe, (2009), Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), Red Riding Hood (2011), In Time (2011) and Gone (2012). She played Cosette in the musical film Les Miserables (2012), The Big Wedding (2013) and Seth MacFarlane's frontier spoof, A million ways to die in the west (2014).



  Joins the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team!



Jackie Chan, (born Chan Kong-sang, ; 7 April 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. He is one of the few actors that did all of his stunts in all of his films. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.



Jason Lively & Cast
Helping to raise GP Awareness & Education
Gastroparesis guest speakers available for special events.
For further information please send offline requests to:

John Travolta & Family
Continuing joining hands with the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organiztation




Christine M. Fabiani-Founder, Executive Director

Knots of Love’s primary goal is to brighten the lives of those in need with kindness and love. All Knots of Love creations are given free of charge to people who are battling cancer or other life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Kimberly, Founder & Patient-Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Org.

Thank you to Christine and her amazing organization along with the many volunteers who give their time helping to spread love and support to patients all over the world, "ONE KNOT AT A TIME!"


Gastroparesis Patient Advocate-Pennsylvania
Debby With The Official March 2013 Gastroparesis Awareness Proclamation

What is Gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis is a digestive motility disorder where the vagus nerve is damaged. The muscles and nerves of the stomach, intestines and other GI organs become paralyzed.  This condition delays food emptying from the stomach and other GI organs which can result in serious complications and further gastrointestinal problems. 1 out of every 2 diabetics will develop Gastroparesis. This is 50 percent of all patients.
-National Institutes of Health estimates there are over 5 million Gastroparesis patients in the United States. Lack of medical education of Gastroparesis and patients not being properly diagnosed are still left untreated, suffering in silence.
*Gastroparesis is most commonly caused by diabetes, but can also be hereditary or occur as a result of surgery on the stomach or vagus nerve, viral infections, food poisoning, MS/Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, stroke, medications that slow contractions in the intestines such as anticholinergics and narcotics, gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve surgery, smooth muscle disorders, Scleroderma, Amyloidosis, gastro esophageal reflux disease, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, Mitochondrial Disease, chemo/radiation therapy, Bells Palsy syndrome, Ramsey Hunt syndrome, Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia.
*Idiopathic Gastroparesis has no known origin. Many diagnostic tests can be performed however it is still unknown to the medical profession the cause of those patients who suffer from this more rare type of Gastroparesis.
"The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization"
 Our mission is to spread world wide international public awareness and education for this debilitating GI disorder.
The most important issue will be continued communication with local Government on increasing federal funds for research and development. We also hold yearly public awareness activities helping to educate all state citizens and health professionals about Gastroparesis. The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign team keeps in close communication with current bio-tech companies conducting research for possible future Gastroparesis drugs.
*Don't forget to check back for our upcoming 2017 Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign events helping to raise Gastroparesis Awareness one person at a time!  :) 

Gastroparesis Patient Advocate-Texas
Kaitlin With The Official March 2013 Gastroparesis Awareness Proclamation


-The Key to Success for Gastroparesis is Awareness
A huge THANK YOU to all of our Governors!

*In response to the open hunting of wolves in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign has decided to no longer affiliate with either state government but will continue providing support for ALL Gastroparesis patients residing in both states. We do not condone hunting as a sport of these sacred animals.

God’s creatures both big and small quickly replace what lacks in compassion with society. Animals bring what patients who are sick and terminally ill need, which is, “Unconditional Love and Companionship.”

-The Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Team & Founder

Many Thanks To:
Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-May 2013
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-May 2013
Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-March 2013
Governor Rick Perry of Texas-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-March 2013
Governor John. R Kasich of Ohio-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-October 2011
Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-October 2011
Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. of Oregon-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-June 2011
Governor Chet Culver of Iowa-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-July 2010
Governor Martin O' Malley of Maryland-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-February 2010
Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, Governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada-Gastroparesis Awareness Month-August 2009
Governor David Paterson of New York, Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-June 2009
Governor Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-February 2009
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-August 2008
Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania-Gastroparesis & Digestive Citizen Awareness-May 2008
Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-April 2008
Governor Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-March 2008
Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio, Governor Mitchell E. Daniels Jr of Indiana-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-March 2007
Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona & Governor M. Jodi  Rell of Connecticut-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-October 2007
Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-December 2007
Governor James E. Risch-Idaho-Gastroparesis & Digestive Motility Awareness-October 2006
Governor Ernie Fletcher-Kentucky, Governor Bill Richardson-New Mexico, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm-Michigan, Governor Rod Blagojevich-Illinois, Governor John E. Baldacci-Maine, Governor Matt Blunt-Missouri, Governor Jon S. Corzine-New Jersey, Governor Christine O. Gregoire-Washington-Gastroparesis & Digestive Awareness-May 2006
*Official state proclamations are the sole possession of the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization. We are not affiliated with any other Gastroparesis or GI organization.


Queen Elizabeth & The Prince of Wales show their Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign support!

As of December 1, 2016 the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign has successfully filled over 10,044,512 server requests helping to raise awareness and educate people worldwide on Gastroparesis.
Let's continue to grow these numbers and never give up the fight!
Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization
  February 27th, 2006
"Spreading International GP Awareness One Person At A Time"
You My Friend Will Never Again Walk Alone

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