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Sofia Garcia

Diagnosis
April 12, 2021

“How is Pancreatitis Diagnosed?”: Webinar Q&A

Many patients struggle with receiving an accurate pancreatitis diagnosis. Mission: Cure held a webinar on March 10th, 2021 to address the many concerns that patients have regarding their diagnosis "are pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer related?",  "can pancreatitis be cured?", "which tests do I need to get done?". You can watch the webinar here. Due to the high volume of questions…
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March 11, 2021

My Experience with Pancreatic Enzymes (PERT)

I read Liz’s blog and her journey with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) resonated with my own experience. The one difference - since the diagnosis, seven years and counting - I continue to calibrate my enzyme dosage. Here is my experience with pancreatic enzymes. My first (diagnosed) acute pancreatitis attack happened in 1998 and I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in…
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February 18, 2021

Pancreatic Enzymes and Pancreatitis: My Experience

Road towards a pancreatitis diagnosis #Creoninthewild Hawaii My journey with pancreatitis started when I was about 10 years old. Throughout my years in school (elementary, middle and high school), I was misdiagnosed with a “sensitive stomach.” My pain was not taken seriously by doctors. I was sent to several counselors while I was in college because, despite my symptoms, doctors…
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February 4, 2021

Patient Advocacy Resources

Air Charity Network Air Charity Network provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or…
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February 3, 2021

Now Hiring: Summer 2021 Volunteer Communications Internship

About Mission: Cure Mission: Cure was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis, an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Led by Megan Golden, a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing such as “Social Impact Bonds,” and Linda Martin, a veteran technology entrepreneur, Mission: Cure is pioneering a new funding model that creates new incentives…
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February 3, 2021

Now Hiring: Summer 2021 Volunteer Internship

About Mission: Cure Mission: Cure was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis-- an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Led by Megan Golden, a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing such as “Social Impact Bonds,” and Linda Martin, a veteran technology entrepreneur, Mission: Cure is pioneering a new funding model that creates new incentives…
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January 15, 2021

Discovering and advancing the world’s first treatments for chronic pancreatitis with Healx

We are elated to announce that Healx, an AI-powered technology company that shares our passion for patient-centered care, has chosen to team up with Mission: Cure to help find a cure for chronic pancreatitis! Mission: Cure was chosen from among many rare disease organizations to be part of Healx's Rare Treatment Accelerator Program (RTA) with the aim of starting a…
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December 18, 2020

Exceptional Pancreatitis Care Providers

Exceptional Care Award During our 2020 Moments of Hope party, we asked patients to submit the names of care providers that gave them a Moment of Hope during their disease journey. Pancreatitis is a commonly misunderstood disease, even in the medical community. New science has revealed that chronic pancreatitis is not caused by alcoholism, but rather a combination of environmental and genetic…
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