(GREENSBORO, NC) - Longtime friends of the soccer community Justin Rhodes and Greensboro College Athletics are in full support of a successful recovery for Amanda Burdick. Amanda is currently fighting Gastroparesis and Nutcracker Syndrome at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine. Gastroparesis can occur when the vagus nerve is damaged by illness or injury and the stomach muscles stop working normally. Food then moves slowly from the stomach to the small intestine or stops moving altogether.
Nutcracker Syndrome is a vascular compression disorder, and refers to the compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and aorta.
Because of the distance between Tennessee and New York, her two daughters, Natalie and Kylee, reside in Tennessee with their father where there is a big support system. She wants her children to know that she is always thinking about them and always cheering them on in everything they do.
Natalie Kate, 14, is currently in ninth grade and has played soccer up until this year. Kylee Grace, 9, is currently in third grade and is still playing soccer. Both girls have played since the age of three and were coached by Rusty Boguskie of the Rutherford County Futbol Club in Smyrna, TN.
Natalie and Kylee, on behalf of Greensboro College Athletics and the women's soccer team we wanted to let you know your mother is thinking of you and loves you very much.
Coach Gus Mota said, "Greensboro College athletics were happy to donate a signed jersey to Natalie and Kylee in support for Amanda and her family."
Release courtesy of the Greensboro sports information department.