We have met so many amazing families through our community and are grateful for the ongoing support. We come upon a lot of misunderstandings about what it means to raise a child with life-threatening food allergies, but for the most part there is more good in the world than otherwise. I have learned that education is power and that through the sharing of information this lifestyle becomes less mysterious. Knowledge truly is power for when the time is taken to explain and educate relationships strengthen.
Promoting awareness has been a mission of mine as a way to advocate for my son, however, the conversation is bigger than what transpires in our community. The more we can share of our story the more families we can empower to live outside the stigmas that come with bringing your own cupcakes to a birthday party or the labels that are assigned upon receiving notice that your child is in class with a food-allergic peer. There are children and parents who struggle with managing the lifestyle required when navigating a life-threatening food allergy. A conversation may not satisfy every family's need, but I believe it is a positive starting point. I hope you enjoy getting to know Adrian and a bit more about our journey.