Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 185-132 Newberry Commons Etters PA 17319 USA

Mission: G-PACT was started by a group of people nationwide who are suffering from Gastroparesis. It is not a very well known condition so therefore patients are often misdiagnosed for years and do not respond well to treatment for other disorders.G-PACT is dedicated to increasing awareness of Gastroparesis among the medical profession, patients, and general population. We provide multiple educational resources and coping mechanisms to the public at no cost.
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was first diagnosed in 99 I thought I was alone, I went into remission until 2004. I found G-PACT shortly after being diagnosed. They provided info so that I was able to find a dr who could help me since my local GI's were out of options. With all the support they provided I was able to work with them and became a board member around 2011. I help admin several Facebook groups & a yahoo support group. I have also participated in DDNC since 2011 to fight for better treatment for this disease.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis is 2007, I could not find a doctor who had anything but the most basic knowledge about the disease. Through an Internet search, I found G-PACT's website and learned so much about my disease. I contacted them and was sent the contact info of medical specialists in my area, a card to show at restaurants to avoid table minimum charges while going out with friends, and awareness bands that I wore and gave out to my friends and colleagues. I was also added to forums that G-PACT hosts on Facebook, Yahoo, and Inspire, and found an entire community of Gastroparesis patients who are now my friends and my support system. G-PACT kept me from sinking into the isolation that many patients with chronic illness face. Through their work, I have become knowledgeable, empowered, and a powerful advocate for myself and others!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008 and in 2009 joined Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments (G-PACT). It is a wealth of information for those of us with Digestive tract paralysis and other related diseases. People need to be made aware of the disease and how to live with it so G-PACT offers waya to be aware of the disease and how to treat it. We also work on research as to date there is no cuire and the disease has been wreaking havoc on many, of all ages. This non profit is trying to help treat the sympltoms, educate, and promote research. As a member of the BOD for 2 1/2 years I see the importance of these functions and want to see G-PACT on the top of the list.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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