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Gastroparesis and J-Tubes

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Release Date: 11/17/2020

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Ambre is a gastroparesis patient. She was diagnosed in 2016, after suffering with GI symptoms for nearly 2 years. Her disease has progressed to where she is now completely dependent on enteral nutrition. In the last two years she has become a vocal advocate for the gastroparesis community. She has also, in the last year become a vocal advocate for feeding tubes and body positivity. By participating in several photoshoots to help with body positivity and awareness for medical devices, she hopes to encourage others. She writes a blog about her journey with chronic illness. She uses her...

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Ambre is a gastroparesis patient. She was diagnosed in 2016, after suffering with GI symptoms for nearly 2 years. Her disease has progressed to where she is now completely dependent on enteral nutrition. In the last two years she has become a vocal advocate for the gastroparesis community. She has also, in the last year become a vocal advocate for feeding tubes and body positivity.

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By participating in several photoshoots to help with body positivity and awareness for medical devices, she hopes to encourage others. She writes a blog about her journey with chronic illness. She uses her platform for awareness, education, and positivity. She strives to encourage and empower others living with chronic illness.