A great way to advocate for food allergies is by using what we all want; kindness and empathy. Find out how a fellow food allergy mama used both to increase awareness and safety for her daughter!
All this Olympic fever has made me think a bit about how Olympic athletes and their families compare to us food allergy families. What do we have in common with some of the most successful and achieved people in the world? In my opinion, we have more in common than you might think.
This is not easy to write. To prepare for this post, I’ve had to remember some of the scariest times we’ve had with food allergies. Knowing that things I did (even though they were accidents) may have caused these situations, makes my heart ache. The Mom guilt is real. And exposing my incompetence to the world is even harder. Luckily, my daughter’s reactions were mild, but I don’t know what I would’ve done if my daughter would have had full-blown anaphylaxis (and even thinking of that is too difficult). Let’s just say I’m SO THANKFUL that all the situations turned out well and we can now just call these situations learning experiences.