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Crista's Story

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Posted 10/13/2014

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Because she was born with a rare intestinal disorder, little Crista has struggled for almost all of her short life. After many long hospital stays, Crista's foster mother brought her to the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (IRP) at The Nebraska Medical Center. It changed her life.

The Nebraska Medical Center began IRP in 2000 to provide consultation, treatment and long-term follow up to adults and children with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. Today, the program is among the best known in the world and treats patients from all over the U.S. and across the globe. The IRP team has gained global recognition for its innovative and multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients; many of them young children.

From day one, our patients and their families receive care from specialists in gastroenterology, surgery, nursing, clinical nutrition, pharmacy, social work, feeding disorders and psychology, all of whom have a particular interest and long-standing experience in the management of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and intestinal failure.

For more information on IRP or to make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-401-4444

Music for this video by Kevin MacLeod "Sunshine" and "Somewhere Sunny"