As May is Food Allergy Awareness Month there are lots of things going on to celebrate it and bring more awareness to this disease. One of the bigger events is happening this weekend. Anaphylaxis Canada will be hosting it’s 7th Annual Community Conference at the Delta Hotel in Markham, Ontario. I am so exited to be attending this year! The sessions sound really interesting and the line up of speakers is fantastic! Continue reading
Food Allergies have been a part of our family for almost five years now and just when I think everyone knows about them I meet a person who has no clue the damage a reaction can cause. Or I will chat with someone who thinks making a classroom, or even a whole school nut free is over reacting. It just points out to me that the job of creating awareness of Food Allergies is not over; not by a long shot. Enter Food Allergy Awareness Month (FAAM), May 2014. Continue reading
A little while ago I wrote a post about the upcoming Food Allergy Oral Challenge William would soon be facing. That particular challenge was for his egg allergy. It called for him to actually eat eggs, scrambled in this case. I don’t mind sharing with you that I was scared to death for my son. Continue reading
April 7th is the start of World Allergy Week for 2014. This annual initiative was created by the World Allergy Organization (WAO) along with it’s members to bring about more awareness of allergic disease and related disorders. The goal behind World Allergy Week is to get people talking about allergies, recognize they are a real disease and get better training programs in place. The training that is needed goes beyond just learning how to inject an Epi Pen. Society as a whole needs to see that allergic disease is on the rise and should be treated almost like a social disease, meaning it can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
March 31st, 2014 is the first annual Love Remembers Day – Celebration of Lives Lost to Anaphylaxis. This day is being dedicated to the memory of those in the food allergy community who have died from Anaphylaxis. Continue reading
Right off the bat that title just shrieks of bad parenting. Who would want their child to fail any test at all, let alone one that could erase a life threatening food allergy from their child’s life? Well, me in this case..