If you get a petition going I will sign it. I live in Milwaukee. My 16 year old daughter just got diagnosed with IBS on the 13th of this month. She has been out of school a total of 32 days because we didn't know what was wrong and were trying to find answers. The school social worker doesn't seem very empathetic and even went so far as to send a report of her absenses to the DA's office, even though I have been in contact with him and explained that I believe the reason for her absenses is due to a medical problem that I was trying to get answers to. Even though I told him that we finally know what it is, but that we have to change her diet and I am unable to pick up her Rx or shop for "safe foods" that she can make lunches with because I injured my knee the other night, he just didn't seem to understand that this isn't going to be something we can fix overnight. How frustrating that it seems like people don't understand how serious IBS is.I'm starting to think that writing to our WI representative is needed because im fed up with ibs being a laughing matter we need funds and support groups for this syndrome for how many people suffer from this why is it not being studied just as much as cancer!