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Daren Miller, my life partner, needs your help. He was diagnosed with gastroparesis and needs a transplant to survive. Daren is not the type of person to ask others for help, as he is usually the one bringing joy and happiness to them. Anyone who has met Daren can attest that he has a spirit and energy that touches each of us on a daily basis. Now it’s our turn to smile for him and help him along this difficult path.

Several years ago, Daren was diagnosed with gastroparesis, a disorder that causes the emptying of the stomach to be severely delayed to a point where the food he eats, does not digest. Daren has had multiple stays in the hospital, surgeries which included the placing of a pace maker device onto his stomach, Botox injections, and ultimately, a sub-total gastrectomy (the removal of 90% of his stomach). A little more than a year ago, after a surgical procedure, Daren had become septic. He remained in a coma for two weeks. The wound to his stomach had to remain open to heal gradually but fistulas developed. Because of this he now requires dressing changes at least twice a day. Daren remained in the hospital for five months.

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July 17, 2019

I was wondering how Daren is, he deactivated his Facebook page and I have been worried about him. I am a fellow Gastroparesis warrior.

Lori Harrison O\'Dell

November 10, 2013

Glad you are doing so well! The first year is the toughest with lots of ups and downs but in the end, you will make it through. I have confidence in that! Every year post transplant things get a little easier. Just keep the faith and do what the doctors say!

Your lung transplant friend, Tanya

July 24, 2013

Daren.. My prayers are always with you. I know in my heart, this procedure will be a success...

Kurt Maehlenbrock/Deltona, Fl