Kacie McKinney, youngest son, coping with Gardner Syndrome
It’s easy to take for granted the simple joy of eating a normal meal.
Kacie McKinney has gained a new appreciation for being able to share a meal with her family after completing the first of two surgical procedures she’s hopeful will allow her to eat without experiencing severe pain.
Kacie McKinney is coping with a reoccurrence of Gardner Syndrome which forced her to give up eating solid food because it would result in intense chest pain.
It’s a health battle that McKinney has dealt with most of her life. As a 15-year-old, McKinney’s colon was removed after becoming infested with polyps, which are a symptom of the syndrome.
Doctors were hopeful that would eliminate the problem - and it did until about 1-1/2 years ago when severe stomach pain returned. It was originally thought to be heartburn or indigestion but no treatment was effective in providing relief.
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