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Gov. Abbott honor's Beeville girl's request

Friday, September 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Taylor Alanis

www.kiiitv.com, 8/30/18

 

Beeville (KIII News) — 1.5 million Americans currently suffer from gastroparesis which is a rare, debilitating disease of the stomach.

A 10-year-old Beeville girl has gastroparesis and recently wrote to Governor Gregg Abbott asking him to declare the month of August as Gastroparesis Awareness Month.

Abbott received the letter from declared August as Gastroparesis Awareness Month.

 

Like any other ten-year-olds Bailee Campbell loves to be outside but hiding severe pain is what she's been having to deal with every day for almost three years.

"I kept on throwing up. My stomach. I couldn't eat nothing," Campbell said.

Campbell's mom Stephanie Kelley said doctors kept telling her it was constipation but her motherly instincts kicked in.

"I kept saying you have to find out what's wrong with my kid, she's in pain 24/7," Kelley said.

At 7-years-old Campbell was diagnosed with gastroparesis part of her stomach is paralyzed making it hard for her body to digest food.

Currently, there is no cure for gastroparesis.

 

Click here to read more about Bailee's story.


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