Since Casey was diagnosed with food allergies and asthma over seven years ago, we have had plenty of ups and downs. This week, we struggled with scary asthma and the roller coaster that prednisone brings to a little body. On the up side, as has happened so many times over the past several years, there was a huge outpouring of concern and love for our boy. It is amazingly heart warming to know that we are surrounded by people who want to help make Casey's life better. I want to provide that support to others when I can.
Today, a mom called me to talk about our recipes, her son's allergies, and a great cause. I am so happy to have the opportunity to help spread the word about the R.F.E.D. Foundation fundraiser coming up in Chicago this next Sunday. Although most people think about anaphylactic allergies, there are other kinds of allergies. The R.F.E.D. Foundation seeks to promote research and provide support for families living with eosinophilic conditions. In the case of the mom who called me, her son has swelling of the esophagus when he is exposed to his food allergies.
If you would like more information about the R.F.E.D. Foundation or their upcoming event, visit their site at www.rfed.org.
Kim and Megan