This site shares personal experience and information only and should not be taken as medical advice.
Everyone's heard the stories...Food allergies, especially in children, are on the rise.
But hearing these cold statistics cannot evoke what it feels like to live with a severely allergic child; How it changes the lifestyle, eating habits, and stress levels in their homes. How leaving home to go on a 'normal' childhood excursion like the beach, park, or play centre can become an event requiring extensive preparation and increased vigilance. To say nothing of going to a restaurant, kids' party or family gathering.
Any of these can be life-threatening events to a kid with anaphylaxis. And no matter how supportive our families and friends try to be, nobody really understands how it feels unless they've lived it.
That is why this blog exists...To begin to build a community for those who don't have one, to offer support and understanding, information and thoughts to one another, with some laughter along the way. Life is a journey, and boy are we on some kind of a trip! Not the one we thought we were signing up for, perhaps, but walking through it all the same. Much nicer to have some friends along for the ride.