Connecting the celiac disease and food allergy/intolerance community together by sharing our stories to food freedom. From our beginning struggles to striving after a diagnosis, we can all relate and help each other out by sharing what we’ve learned and our unique personal journeys.
Mistie so bravely reached out to me with her story a few weeks ago and again, I had tears in my eyes reading this raw story of just how severe, life threatening, and changing food allergies are. You know that May is Celiac Awareness Month, but this specific week in May (8th-14th) is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The food allergy story that Mistie has offered to share with us about her baby son Tanner, is so powerful (the images will have you in tears!). The horrifying and shocking night that changed her families life can only be described as a nightmare for any parent to wake-up to. You will not leave this blog post without a new realization for the seriousness of food allergies (if you don’t already have one!). The story and photos are all courtesy of Mistie and she has allowed me to share them with you.
“My son’s name is Tanner. He is 3 years old. We have no family history of food allergies. We were very unaware and oblivious when it came to understanding food allergies.
On December 9th, 2014, Tanner was 2 years old. We had received a Christmas goody tray full of different sweets from a friend that evening. I had placed the covered plate on the kitchen counter and went to get the kids tucked away in their beds. Tanner had just recently switched over to a toddler bed from a crib. In the early transition to a toddler bed, he might wake up and wander to our room in the middle of the night. That night he did wander, only he didn’t make it to our bedroom, he wandered into the kitchen. Read More