Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Belliveau. I'm from Lynn, MA & this is my story . When I was 10 years old, I was forced to battle three medical conditions over the span of the next 5 years. I made this challenge specifically for one of the conditions I have, Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis was the most debilitating condition I had. GP caused me to have 24/7 constant nausea and vomiting episodes up to 20 times a day for 3 straight years. It was living hell. However, I still suffer from GP although my symptoms are controlled due to a gastric stimulator I received. It has always been my life's dream for my story to be told because I love inspiring people. I want to show people who have my condition that there is hope, and also raise awareness as not many people have ever heard about GP.
This is also why I started the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge campaign on July 27th 2016. My hope for this campaign is to raise awareness for Gastroparesis and have it catch on like the ALS Ice Bucket challenge did. Hopefully it can become as successful and ultimately find a cure for this condition.