We fund research into Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, Severe Dysmotility and resultant Intestinal Failure, as well as supporting patients. Help us continue our work – click below to find out how.
CIPO is a disorder of the digestive system (also known as a motility disorder) that effects the movement of contents through the intestinal tract. Find out more by clicking below.
Welcome to the Pseudo Obstruction Research Trust (P.O.R.T.) Website. P.O.R.T. was formed in February 2006 by two families who have children who have died from Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction (C.I.P.O.) or are still suffering from this illness. The aim of the charity is to fund research into C.I.P.O. and raise public and professional awareness into this serious and sometimes fatal illness. With £750,000 of research and equipment funded so far, we need support to raise a minimum of £50,000 per year to fund this research.
Sue has 4 daughters & 4 grandchildren. Two of her daughters have severe gut dysmotility, Becky, has CIPO. Sue set up the charity with Sonia, in 2006, after they met at The Royal London Hospital.
Sonia is the mother of Samuel & “Angel” Emily, who passed away from CIPO complications at the age of 2. Sonia and Sue have become close friends since meeting at the Royal London Hospital.
Nigel, a consultant gastroenterologist for 30 years, established the department at The Royal London Hospital, and specialised in intestinal dysmotility. He’s a keen supporter of PORT, & it’s funding of research.
Barry has worked in the Investment & Financial Services industry for over 30 years. He has now retired, so is able to devote more time to raising PORT’s profile, and fundraising.
Ian is ‘Angel’ Emily’s dad, and is a Senior Supervisor at Ford Motor Company where he has worked for the last 20 years.
Kilian & his wife Lindsey have a son, Charlie, who has CIPO. Kilian is a software consultant, keen rugby player & family man! He’s keen to raise funds & the profile of PORT!
Becky is Sue's daughter, diagnosed with CIPO age 14 and is a Personal Assistant to the Chairman of Southend United Football Club.
Ashlee is mum to Isla, who suffers from CIPO. Ashlee understands what it's like to be a parent of a child with the condition.
Married to Nick and with a daughter Chloe, Louise was a nurse on a neonatal unit prior to being medically retired. She has CIPO and Autonomic Neuropathy caused by type 1 Diabetes.
Rachael had CIPO from childhood. She had a multi organ transplant in 2013. She is now experiencing dysmotility & other problems with her transplanted bowel, so is back on TPN. Rachael hopes to use her experiences to help others.
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