Log In
Saturday 24th August 2019

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.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2019