Pacemaker May Allow Teen With Paralyzed Stomach to Eat Again

Gentrie Hansen hasn't had a bite of food since Christmas, diagnosed with gastroparesis, a rare disorder that has paralyzed her stomach. For months, the 14-year-old Draper, Utah, girl, who was once an active dancer and cheerleader, has received her nutrition through an IV tube. Gentrie still relishes food and often chews on microwaveable turnovers, but she must spit it out because her stomach cannot digest anything. As a result, her weight has dropped to 88 pounds from 112. Family members...Full Story
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