Monday, May 18, 2015

Food Allergy Awareness Week - Thank You!

Food Allergy Awareness Week is over, but I didn't want to overlook this opportunity to thank the people in Cody's life who keep him safe and everyone who read the posts. If you missed them, the most important one to read is Anaphylaxis Awareness.

We particularly want to thank Cody's PALs. PAL stands for Protect A Life. Cody is so lucky to have so many PALs in his life. Every one of our family members work hard to keep Cody safe including his three-year-old cousin. He also has his teachers, his friends at school and their parents. We see every effort you make and appreciate it more than we can ever fully express!

Here's how you can be a PAL to someone with food allergies:

I also want to note that it is still asthma awareness month. Many who have food allergies also have asthma. Cody and I both do. I often forget about the asthma because we have to focus so much on the food allergies, but it is a serious disease on it's own that must be properly managed. And anyone with food allergies and asthma should be aware that allergic reactions can be more severe.
Here's more information from the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America and the CDC.

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