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Sofia Garcia

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September 10, 2021

Moments of Hope 2021

Moments of Hope Virtual Gala Celebrating Pancreatitis Warriors October 7th, 2021 5pm PT / 8pm ET JTVCeWNkX2NvdW50ZG93biUyMGlkJTNENDQwOCU1RA== What to Expect An interactive social hour and program where you can video chat with other guests  in real-time followed by a fun, virtual party featuring patient stories, games, and a live auction How You Will Make an Impact Your donations contribute to all three of Mission:…
DiagnosisPatient Resourcestoolkits
August 26, 2021

Pancreatitis Diagnosis Toolkit

Many patients struggle with getting an accurate pancreatitis diagnosis. Patients recount being dismissed by doctors, spending thousands of dollars on tests, being told they are not really sick, and waiting years for a diagnosis. Our pancreatitis diagnosis toolkit provides an overview about chronic pancreatitis and lists common symptoms and typical tests. To learn more which tests to request from your…
Pain ManagementPatient ResourcesPediatric Pancreatitistoolkits
August 26, 2021

Pain Management for Pediatric Pancreatitis Patients

Pain is the number one symptom of pancreatitis. Children living with pancreatitis often have to miss out on school, daily activities, and social bonding opportunities due to pancreatitis-induced pain episodes. Experts agree that pain management strategies can help pediatric patients and families live more high-quality lives. This toolkit provides expert recommendations on pain management for pediatric pancreatitis patients. This pain…
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Pediatric Pancreatitistoolkits
August 10, 2021

Nutrition for Children with Pancreatitis

Making sure your child is getting all the nutrients they need while living with pancreatitis can be difficult.  Poor nutritional management can lead to additional health concerns such as malnutrition and bone health issues. Mission: Cure has compiled recommendations developed by nutritional and gastrointestinal experts to assist in making sure your child's needs are met.  Read our handout, "Nutritional Tips…
GeneticsPatient ResourcesPatient Stories
July 8, 2021

Diagnosing Hereditary Pancreatitis: Rhiannon’s Story

Rhiannon Bending, 31, shares her story with hereditary pancreatitis Although Rhiannon's father had chronic pancreatitis, doctors were unaware that hereditary pancreatitis can be passed down through genetics and kept reassuring that her that she will not suffer from the disease. Genetic testing gave her the answers she so badly needed-- she has hereditary chronic pancreatitis. Rhiannon shares the effect this…
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June 29, 2021

Watch our Webinar on Genetics and Medication

Genetics and Medication: How Your Genes Affect the Medications You Take https://youtu.be/yA0nteCFZFY On June 23rd, 2021, Mission: Cure held a webinar with Ariel Precision Medicine to shed light on the connection between genetics and medication. Solomon Adams, Director of Bioinformatics and Genome Technologies discussed how your genes affect how certain medications (like antidepressants and pain medication) work and how you…
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June 18, 2021

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On June 19th of every year, we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In the last hundred years, the healthcare field has made great strides in treating disease, yet many people still receive poor and unequal care. Compared to white people in the United States, people of color have less access to high-quality health care.¹ For people suffering…
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June 14, 2021

Introducing Mission: Cure’s 2021 Summer Intern Cohort

We are thrilled to introduce this year's summer intern cohort. The interns hail from a wide variety of institutions, cities, and professional and academic backgrounds. This year's interns will work on a number of projects including drug repurposing, communications, nonprofit operations, grant management, and patient-centered care models. Mariel Priven is a rising junior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health…
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May 27, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

Chronic pancreatitis patient Ashlynn Nieve (18) shares her story with this terrible disease. She talks about how long she had to wait for her diagnosis, how her chronic pain often kept her from attending school, and how she coped with prejudice and stigma without losing hope. (more…)
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