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Teen hasn't Eaten in Two Years

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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This Teen Hasn't Eaten in Two Years Because He's Allergic to All Foods

Instead, he has a feeding tube in his stomach.

 

By Hannah Orenstein

Seventeen 7/29/15

 

 

You know that feeling when you're struggling to make it through fourth period, dying for the bell to ring so you can run to the caf and dig into a sandwich? Now, imagine feeling those hunger pangs 24/7 for ​four ​years​​, all while​ knowing you'll never have a bite of your mom's homemade lasagna or a slice of pizza at a party ever again.

Welcome to Alex Visker's life.

 

Click here to read the full article in Seventeen 7/29/15

 

 


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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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