All it takes is one person and desire. As a patient suffering from a rare stomach disease is doing everything he can to raise awareness for his disease, he started his own challenge to make it a little more entertaining. Well, it caught on, even so that an MLB player participated.
Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge is another creative way for those to participate in a fun way of raising awareness of a rare disease and making donations towards a cure.
While baseball is still out of season, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, decided to join in and take the pie face challenge to do his part in helping those suffering from gastroparesis, a rare disorder that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper stomach emptying.
The Challenge: similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, participants have to smash a pie in his or her face, and donate a dollar to the charity while challenging friends to do the same.
David Price pied himself, and challenged teammate Brock Holt (see below).
Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. It can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system. A damaged vagus nerve prevents the muscles in the stomach and intestine from functioning, preventing food from moving through the digestive system properly. Often, the cause of gastroparesis is unknown.
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