About ausEE Inc.
ausEE Inc. is a registered Australia wide charity which is based on the Sunshine Coast. We are dedicated to providing support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID) including Eosinophilic oEsophagitis (EE or EoE), Eosinophilic Gastritis, Eosinophilic Enteritis, Eosinophilic Colitis and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.
EGID's occur when eosinophils (pronounced ee-oh-sin-oh-fills), a type of white blood cell, are found in above-normal amounts within the gastrointestinal tract. Eosinophils are important in your body's defence against parasitic infections (e.g. worms). However, they are also involved in allergy. In some individuals, eosinophils accumulate in the gut in response to food and/or airborne allergens and can cause inflammation and tissue damage.
Imagine a life with severe food restrictions? That's what it is like for these children suffering from this disease. Since they are unable to eat the majority of foods, they are often fed a special medical formula, but since the taste is so unpleasant, many children have to get it fed directly into their stomachs through a feeding tube. In addition to not being able to eat a regular diet, they may suffer from nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal or chest pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing, failure to thrive, poor appetite, difficulty sleeping and food impaction. Having repetitive invasive endoscopies is currently the ONLY way to diagnose and manage the disorder. Currently there is NO CURE and we desperately need further research in this area.
ausEE Inc. is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
100% of all donations we receive are utilised to fund Australian research into eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and to achieve our objectives and planned activities.
Our objectives are:
ausEE's mission is to improve the lives of those affected by eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders by providing support and information and to campaign and raise funds for further research in Australia.
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