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Family trying to raise money for 'bionic stomach'

12th January 2012

The family of a teenager from Farnham in Surrey are trying to raise £22,000.

The money is for an operation to fit a gastric pacemaker which will stop her from vomiting up to 50 times a day by making the stomach contract when eating.

Dannie Goodridge, 15, has the rare condition gastroparesis – also known as stomach paralysis - which reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents. The family say it would take a minimum of six months for the NHS to decide whether it would fund all or part of it.

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Article Information

Title: Family trying to raise money for 'bionic stomach'
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20761
Date Added: 12th Jan 2012


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