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Helpful Non-Profits

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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Research Awareness and Support is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. They are solely unpaid volunteers. They are also the first and only SMAS nonprofit organization to provide financial assistance to SMAS Patients. They are dedicated to promoting healthcare opportunities for underinsured individuals and promoting research for improved healthcare for all members of the SMAS community. They also strive to educate both the medical community and the public about SMAS with the hope of increasing the chances of early diagnosis. They also work under the name of SMAS Patient Assistance.

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G-PACT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services to patients who suffer from digestive tract paralysis including Gastroparesis, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction, and Colonic Inertia. We reach out to over 35 countries and all 50 states. We focus on a variety of options and provide services and information completely free of charge. We are staffed completely by volunteers, so 100% of donations go to support our activities.


Standing Up to POTS was founded in 2014 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was founded by Dr. Cathy Pederson in 2014 after her daughter was diagnosed with POTS.  Standing Up to POTS was created to generate a community who can support each other while pushing forward understanding of POTS.  Although postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is not visible or typically life-threatening, it causes an enormous emotional, physical, and financial burden to POTS patients and their families.  

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