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  “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
~Harriet Stowe~

Welcome and thanks for visiting.  I’m Stephanie Torres, a 32 yr. old female living with a serious digestive disorder called gastroparesis, also known as stomach paralysis.  You might already be familiar with my writing and experience through the blog http://www.journeywithgp.com. That site has been a life savor for me in terms of sanity, sharing experiences with others, and connecting with thousands (literally reaching out to countries all over the world) of others just like me.  I have gained life-long friends and am more knowledge about living with gastroparesis than I ever would have been had I taken this journey alone.  In addition, the site provides recipes, tips, handouts and support groups that I have created to help those living with GP.

In January of 2013, my condition became quite challenging.  I am now living on TPN, IV nutrition, which had I not taken the risk, I’m not sure if I would be here today.  However, it is not an ideal way to live, but a way to survive temporarily.  Despite the circumstances, my spirit remains strong and I refuse to give up hope.  My goal here is to not only keep you updated as I continue this difficult journey, but to raise some necessary funds in hopes of finding answers and possibly recovering from this disabling condition.  While my other website, Facebook page and previous work are dedicated to raising awareness, research funds and helping others, I am now in a place where I must also ask for help.

You can read My Story to learn more about what has gone on over the years that brought me to where I am today.

I understand times are financially challenging for many of us right now.  However, if you are able to make a contribution, even a small one, I thank you with all my heart and one day, when I’m well again want nothing more than to return to dedicating my life to helping others.  Click Donate to contribute to this journey to healing and learn more about the treatment plan and goals here.

Thank you for being a part of my journey and please feel free to comment or contact me if you would like to learn more.

With kindness and gratitude,