Food Allergy Parents and Advocates Share Their Stories


Posted 2.2.10 | Sarah O'Brien

Over the past few years we’ve had some great guest bloggers share their personal experiences with food allergies. We wanted to highlight some of our favorites for you below. These food allergy parents and advocates have some great stories and advice to contribute!

Dealing with a New Diagnosis of Food Allergy

This entry was written by Lynda Mitchell, founder and president of 'Kids With Food Allergies', a national non-profit food allergy support group. She discusses the confusion some parents feel when their child is first diagnosed with a food allergy.

Silent Aspirations

Susan Weissman, author of the blog Peanutsineden.com and a writer for the Huffington Post, is currently working on a memoir about the challenges of parenting her allergic child. Her blog focuses on her son Eden and the difficulties associated with eating out and being different from other kids his age.

Never Let Food Allergies Stop You!

The founder of AllergyMoms.com and author of 'One of the Gang: Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies', Gina Clowes, shared this blog entry with us. In it she shares Washington Capitals player Tom Poti’s message for children with food allergies.

Nick’s Story

After Karen Wylie’s son Nick was born, he often refused to eat and when he did he would cry in pain afterwards. Karen Wylie shared her story and how they were finally able to diagnose Nick with a milk protein intolerance, reflux and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Sam’s Story

Jodie DiMisa, mother of 3, shared her family’s experience. Her son Sam was diagnosed with milk and soy allergies and severe reflux. Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of her trials, because their insurance company wouldn’t cover the Neocate he needed to survive.

Eva’s Story

Chris Kozimor wasn’t sure why her newborn daughter Eva would not stop crying. After months of worry, her pediatrician diagnosed Eva with a milk protein allergy and she found relief with an elemental formula.

Do any of you want to share your experiences having a child with food allergies? Let us know and you could be our next guest blogger!

-Sarah

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