Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Food Allergy Walk & Peanut Allergy Children's Book Giveaway

Hello Readers,

I'm so proud to announce that my 3 year old Iris and I, (known here as Peanut, an ironic nickname) are planning to walk in the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Walk in Boston, MA.  We are going together to create some positive memories out of challenging food allergies.  Iris is an epi-pen carrier, and learning to ask FOR EVERY SINGLE SNACK AND EVENT if the food is safe.

If you can, please visit the link below to make a donation.  Even $1 is a valuable donation, especially since she can see your messages on her site.

Thank you, dear bloggers :)

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Walk

(Event closed on 9/1/11 at 8pm)  I'm also running a giveaway for the adorable children's book called, Allie The Allergic Elephant.  It's very cute, and the illustrations are friendly.  My girls read it all the time, I feel it's helping prepare for school.  I can see a classroom or family enjoying this book.  I bought one for her preschool classroom, so she can share this information.

In order to win, all you need to do is leave a comment below.  I'd also love it if you follow the blog or make a small donation, but a comment is all you need to enter.  Please leave your email address in the comment, so I can announce the winner with ease.  Open to US recipients only.  The giveaway will close on September 1st, 2011 at 8pm.  The winner will be posted here, and also emailed.

The winner of the book is Sean Patrick and Emma Jane!  Congrats to you :)  And thank you everyone.  





11 comments:

Sean Patrick and Emma Jane said...

Sean would love that book! I have such anxiety sending him to school. I'm definitely going to look into the walk. Email address is jenflynn77@gmail.com

The girl who painted trees said...

Bear is allergic to peanuts and J-jo to sesame. Even if I don't win the book, I will be looking for it to read to them. email: thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com

Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Yay for you!!! Riley has lots of allergies too, and carries an epi pen for a tree nut allergy. It's hard for them to understand sometimes. Her severe allergy to dog hair has sparked a fear of dogs...and she feels different and uneasy when kids are willing to just approach dogs. It's hard to watch her struggle and we talk openly about her allergies every day. Thanks for posting this and of course I will donate :)

Brynn said...

So nice to recognize that you are not alone on this journey. Thanks for sharing your experience. Dane is six and really starting to tire of his multiple allergies. Always searching for a way to make it easier emotionally. Thanks! brynnbell@hotmail.com

Brynn said...

So nice to recognize that you are not alone on this journey. Thanks for sharing your experience. Dane is six and really starting to tire of his multiple allergies. Always searching for a way to make it easier emotionally. Thanks! brynnbell@hotmail.com

Discovering Montessori said...

This is a very important cause to walk for! Good for you guys to be able to help make a difference!! I have a student who is deathly allergic to be peanuts. I have made our home a peanut free enviroment. The student is two years old and knows that she can't have peanuts. Everytime she is given food she says "I can't eat peanuts", she also needs a epi pen. The student is O.K about not being able to eat peanuts especially since she doesn't see anyone else eating them either. This book would be well received in our school library, another way to celebrate our differences. Thank you for sharing and giving me a chance to own this book.
theworkplan1@gmail.com

Amy said...

My 2 year old Madison is allergic to soy, sesame, sunflower, tree nuts, and pineapple. She is learning to ask if her food is safe to eat, and is learning her allergies. This book looks amazing, and I will certainly be looking for it! email: ametrena@comcast.net

Becky said...

I have a 4 year old son, with a severe tree nut allergy, and a 1 year old son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, cat hair, dog hair, and eggs. We carry epi pens everywhere religiously, and my 4 year old has learned to ask if something is ok for him to eat. He'll ask if it has tree nuts. Now that he is in preschool, I think this book would be great, so he could take it into his class and share with his classmates.
Becky
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Becky said...

I have two sons with food allergies. My one year old is allergic to cat hair, dog hair, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs. My 4 year old is severely allergic to tree nuts. We carry epipens religiously. I think this book would be a great thing to take into my son's preschool and share with the class, and as he enters kindergarten. It's hard to explain sometimes to kids why he can't have what they are having. I hold onto the hope that they will find a cure for food allergies in my son's lifetime, so my sons and other children like him will not have to worry about a possibly life threatening reaction from food.
-Becky

Jolene said...

I've been meaning to look into that book as we deal with multiple food allergies with my 18 month old and this would be a great book for her to grow up reading!

patricia said...

I'm a pediatric occupational therapist and I work with several kiddos that have peanut allergies and I would love to have this book for lending library.