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Guidance for life with a disability: stories and facts, insights and encouragement.

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Guidance for life with a disability: stories and facts, insights and encouragement.

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Time Is Running Out – Extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to help more people like Renee get back to work

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Time Is Running Out

Extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to help more people like Renee get back to work

Renee, 62, an Ohio resident, was working as a housekeeper in the Department of Environmental Services at an area hospital when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As is common for many cancer patients, the treatment had a significant impact on her daily life and she had to […]

By |December 31st, 2019|Featured, Health|

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A Life Worth Fighting For

By Samantha Smith, Public Relations Director/Newsletter Editor at G-PACT

No one ever expects something like the ability to eat to be taken away from them. You never expect to go to a family function and have to watch everyone around you eat, while you quietly sit there trying not to resent them. No one ever expects food to turn on them.

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#BeBold4GP Highlights Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By Melissa Adams VanHouten, Gastroparesis Advocate 

August is national Gastroparesis Awareness Month! We encourage medical professionals, patient groups, family and friends, and the general public to help educate others about this life-altering chronic illness and its potentially debilitating effects on patients and their loved ones.

What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis, or “paralysis of the stomach,” is a gastrointestinal motility disorder in which the stomach muscles fail to contract and move […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Health|

Psoriatic Arthritis Doesn’t Stop Her

Melanie Lech was a senior in college when she attended a belly dancing class that left her significantly more sore than usual. It was the beginning of a painful journey through the medical maze known as psoriatic arthritis. She was only 21 years old.

The Huntersville, North Carolina, native said, “The next day it felt like my arm was falling off. It actually felt like my shoulder was sliding out of the joint. […]

By |August 17th, 2018|Health|

Now What? Find Your Inner Ninja

The first thing you may notice about Amy Rivera is her leg. It is larger than the rest of her body due to lymphedema, a painful swelling that happens when lymphatic fluid can’t circulate properly and builds up in soft tissues.

“Your body releases toxins, but they have nowhere to go,” Rivera explained. Although it is considered a rare disease, affecting about 3-5 million Americans, Rivera said the numbers are rising, with more cancer survivors […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Health|

Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Amy Gietzen was 19 when her world changed forever. She was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease marked by tightening of the skin and joint pain.  Symptoms can range from very mild to life threatening. For Amy, who endures pain on a daily basis, they were life-changing.

“I had a plan on how my life was going to be,” said Gietzen. “You have to leave your old life behind and start a […]

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Time Is Running Out – Extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to help more people like Renee get back to work

Ohio Personal Success Story

Renee, Ticket to Work participant

Time Is Running Out

Extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to help more people like Renee get back to work

Renee, 62, an Ohio resident, was working as a housekeeper in the Department of Environmental Services at an area hospital when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As is common for many cancer patients, the treatment had a significant impact on her daily life and she had to […]

By |December 31st, 2019|Featured, Health|

Most Popular

A Life Worth Fighting For

By Samantha Smith, Public Relations Director/Newsletter Editor at G-PACT

No one ever expects something like the ability to eat to be taken away from them. You never expect to go to a family function and have to watch everyone around you eat, while you quietly sit there trying not to resent them. No one ever expects food to turn on them.

Accepting a New Normal

Gastroparesis isn’t a disease I’d wish on anyone. It’s been about […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Health|

#BeBold4GP Highlights Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By Melissa Adams VanHouten, Gastroparesis Advocate 

August is national Gastroparesis Awareness Month! We encourage medical professionals, patient groups, family and friends, and the general public to help educate others about this life-altering chronic illness and its potentially debilitating effects on patients and their loved ones.

What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis, or “paralysis of the stomach,” is a gastrointestinal motility disorder in which the stomach muscles fail to contract and move […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Health|

Psoriatic Arthritis Doesn’t Stop Her

Melanie Lech was a senior in college when she attended a belly dancing class that left her significantly more sore than usual. It was the beginning of a painful journey through the medical maze known as psoriatic arthritis. She was only 21 years old.

The Huntersville, North Carolina, native said, “The next day it felt like my arm was falling off. It actually felt like my shoulder was sliding out of the joint. […]

By |August 17th, 2018|Health|

Now What? Find Your Inner Ninja

The first thing you may notice about Amy Rivera is her leg. It is larger than the rest of her body due to lymphedema, a painful swelling that happens when lymphatic fluid can’t circulate properly and builds up in soft tissues.

“Your body releases toxins, but they have nowhere to go,” Rivera explained. Although it is considered a rare disease, affecting about 3-5 million Americans, Rivera said the numbers are rising, with more cancer survivors […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Health|

Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Amy Gietzen was 19 when her world changed forever. She was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease marked by tightening of the skin and joint pain.  Symptoms can range from very mild to life threatening. For Amy, who endures pain on a daily basis, they were life-changing.

“I had a plan on how my life was going to be,” said Gietzen. “You have to leave your old life behind and start a […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Health|
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