A glimpse into our family's life with Life-Threatening Food Allergies.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Kids Living With Food Allergies
Please take a few minutes to watch this short video of children talking about their food allergies. This was produced for general awareness and premiered at the Food Allergy Initiative Northwest inaugural benefit dinner in May 2007.
I am the mom of 2 awesome boys. My youngest son has life-threatening food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish. Both kiddos also have seasonal and environmental allergies, eczema, asthma, and a vision impairment called Ocular Albinism. "Life is a journey, not a destination".
Each year in the US there are approximately 30,000 anaphylactic episodes, involving about 2,000 hospitalizations and 150-200 deaths due to anaphylactic shock.
These pictures only represent a handful of those who have died due to fatal food reactions. To learn more about each individual, please click on the slideshow below. My heart goes out to all of their loved ones!