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Are you Afraid of Back to School?

Hello, This is an older post from 2013 but helpful for all those gearing up for back-to-school or sending their allergic child to school for the first time.  Can I start with a big hug for you allergy moms and dads out there as I know firsthand the fears and […]

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Did Delaying Epinephrine Kill Her?

Hello Allergy Caregivers, I had an email from a teacher who was curious after reading about the death of Natalie Giorgio (the 13 year old who died after eating a rice krispie treat made with peanut butter).  Here is her question: “This is so tragic, I feel for the family […]

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NY Times Article on Food Allergy Bullying

In Bullies’ Hands Nuts or Milk May be a Weapon By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Any difference can set schoolchildren apart from their peers and potentially make them a target for bullying. But a severe food allergy is a unique vulnerability: It takes only one lunch or cupcake birthday party for […]

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Canadian Government recognizes Anaphylaxis and passes Motion 230!

Hello there, Success for those pushing Motion 230 to recognize Anaphylaxis as a serious health concern for Canadians! Victory! After all of the hard work and advocacy, Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative announces the passing of Motion M-230 with a UNANIMOUS decision in support of the Anaphylaxis Motion!  Here is the press […]

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Allergy Skin Testing & Food Challenge

Dear Friends, Today I’m very emotional.  I am baking two cakes.  One with an egg in it.  One with a cup of milk in it.  It is so bizarre that this meaningless act to most people is so heavily fraught with emotion for me!  Imagine being asked to bake a […]

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The “Inspiring Blogger Award” Pour Moi?! Thank you!

Hello! Wow!  What an honour!   I was touched today to receive this award from The Food Allergy Chronicles, a blog sharing “One Family’s Journey on the Road to Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies.”  I love this for two reasons: 1.  Who doesn’t like to win an award?!!  Woot! Woot! […]