Melissa's Blogspot Having been diagnosed in February 2014 with Gastroparesis, one of the many different types of digestive motility disorders, I know first-hand the damage and destruction this disorder can cause. It is truly life-altering. It is my desire to advocate on behalf of all of us stricken with this devastatingly destructive disease. I want treatments that work. I want a cure. I want better efforts and advocacy on our behalf. We need awareness. We need help. We need a year in which not one more of us has to suffer and die.