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Sara Gebert is 20 years old and lives in Pittstown, New Jersey. In 2013, she was diagnosed with a condition called chronic pseudo-bowel obstruction and gastroparesis. This very rare disorder of the digestive tract meant that the young woman has not been able eat or drink anything for 2 years. Sara vomited up to 60 times a day! She had to be put on an artificial diet and operated on to provide access points for the stomach before having a normal life. One day on vacation, the brave Sara has an extraordinary encounter with a woman and then writes an open letter on the internet to her. You have to read it for yourself.
"I don’t know how hard it was for you to approach me on the beach, but I know I have a hard time talking to strangers. But you waltzed up to me with such confidence that nobody would have ever expected a confidence problem with either one of us, especially since I have to carry myself with such an aura of it. You saw me for who I really was — a scared girl who was trying so hard to not let anyone see the fear in her eyes.
If this wonderful letter from the immensely brave Sara also moved you, then share it with everyone you know and help to spread awareness about this terrible disease.