Friday, March 21, 2008

Support for Families With Food Allergies

About a year ago I stumbled upon an online support group for families of children with food allergies. It is the most extensive, well organized, amazing allergy website I have ever encountered. They have a forum for just about any allergy related subject you can think of, and if they don't already have it you can start a new one. All of the other parents there are caring supportive people and I have come to feel like they are part of my family. The name of the site is Kids With Food Allergies and the link is http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/index.html
There is a fee for joining, but if you cannot afford it a simple letter is usually all it takes to have the fee waived.
I'm sure there could be a smooth transition here but I'm a little foggy this morning. Anyway, I also want to take a moment to address eosinophilic disorders. The first time I had ever heard of this type of thing was in Kids With Food Allergies and I have to say (although I know none of us is looking for sympathy) it broke my heart. Now, since I have had this blog, I have met several new people who have food allergies and eosinophilic disorders so they obviously go hand in hand. Because I am only just learning about this myself I will not try to explain it, but I would like to share with you the links to two other sites that will. Please visit these women if you are looking for support or if you would just like to be educated on the subject. The first is
Mothers Encouraging Mothers of Eosinophilic Children and the second is
Winning Against Eosinophilic Esophagitis . Thank you both for your work! Also, Kids With Food Allergies has an entire forum devoted to eosinophilic diseases, and a subsection for children with feeding tubes.
I realize this post is disorganized and random but I felt a need to share this information immediately instead of waiting for my creative side to wake up. I hope you all have a lovely day. Happy spring!

4 comments:

sweetrosie said...

You are doing a fabulous job over here at the new site - the blog looks wonderful.
I have to admire your latest post. Sharing information is such an important gift. I know that your popularity is going to rise and rise. This is such an important resource for people.
I am planning a few more allergen free posts. I have some recipes I want to share and an Australian website I'm looking forward to letting people know about.
Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing my blog with others. I have started it as a way to help support other families in the same situations, but I am having trouble getting it out there for others to view! Thanks again :)

FoodAllergyMom said...

Lisa, I feel the same way about my blog, everyone says just give it time. You are very welcome :)

Rosie, I'll be looking for those new posts. I check your site every day you know :)

FoodAllergyMom said...

Lisa, I feel the same way about my blog, everyone says just give it time. You are very welcome :)

Rosie, I'll be looking for those new posts. I check your site every day you know :)