An Open Letter From the Mom of a Child with a Food Allergy
have life-threatening food allergies, try to take a second to think of us
parents who do.
school and I am relying on his teacher and other parents and students to keep
him safe so he comes home to me and his dad every night.
million children in the U.S. have food allergies. FARE states that: “Every 3
minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department.”
incredibly blessed to have supportive family and friends – and two safe years
at his elementary school – but his world will continue to get a lot bigger.
no peanut policies and other safeguards the schools are legally required to put
in place – to keep kids like mine safe – is hurtful. They come out every
September, like clockwork.
not without sympathy.
moms and dads whose children deal with life-threatening food allergies, to just
work with us; ask us questions. Try to have empathy. You are modeling empathy
for your children, too.
a reason; not to make your life harder.
Christmas, with my son.
out to that allergy parent in your child’s class. I’m sure he or she could use
Sincerely, An Allergy Mom