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Padma Lakshmi - Endometriosis Foundation of America

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Padma Lakshmi

THE STORY:

Please help my organization win the #STARTARYOT challenge grand prize of $75,000!

You may recognize me from Bravo’s Top Chef, but what you probably don’t know about me is that I have endometriosis. This disease dominated much of my life for many years before I was finally able to receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Five years ago, I helped found the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) to help prevent millions of women from years of suffering from this debilitating disease.

Endometriosis is a disease where the endometrial tissue that lines a woman’s uterus is found outside the uterus – often within the pelvic cavity. In addition to being one of the leading causes of infertility in women, endometriosis causes severe pain and when left untreated can lead to other complications. For a long time, women with endometriosis were told their only option was a hysterectomy – this is not the case. Endometriosis is highly treatable through a minimally invasive procedure. When treated properly, women are able to lead normal lives without chronic pain.

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. If I had been diagnosed at 12, 16, 25, or even 30 that would have been 12 weeks a year that my life would have been completely different. I can’t help but think of all of the conflicts that wouldn’t have existed, the time with family and friends that wouldn’t have been lost due to my severe pain.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Team: $475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

Amount Raised

$250

 

2% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Padma Lakshmi

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$150

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Anjali Mehta

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Josie Chow

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Sarah Jakeway

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Donor Comments

Trish Zimmerer

Trish Zimmerer

DONATION: $30

Myself a longtime sufferer of stage 4 endometriosis who had to undergo painful surgeries, IVF to finally have my miraculous son, and a radical hysterectomy at the age of 33 to end my suffering, I understand better than most the dire need for a cure and understanding of this dibilitating disease that affects women. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

In memory of Sarah Ann Block 3 years ago

JMF

JMF

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Melanie Reyes

Melanie Reyes

DONATION: $50

This is in thanks for all Dr. Seckin has done through his surgical skills to help me regain my life and the tireless efforts he and Padma have invested in educating the public about this invasive disease. 4 years ago

Teresa Simonson

Teresa Simonson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

AMJ

AMJ

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Susan Dyer

Susan Dyer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Leslie Oakerson

Leslie Oakerson

DONATION: $50

Thank you for spreading awareness--and hope! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

10 + years of pain before getting the correct diagnosis and treatment 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago