In the past 20 months 15 people have died due to food allergies. These facts are frightening to an allergy parent. I cannot allow myself to dwell on this too long or I am sure to wind up on the floor in the fetal position weeping, uncontrollably, for days.
Here are some more facts:
- 9 out of the 15 recorded deaths have been boys (my allergic child is a boy)
- 4 of the 15 were 11 year old boys (my son is 11)
- 6 out of the 15 were teens; the frightening, no one can stop me, I am invincible years
My personal mission is to raise happy, healthy, loving, compassionate children and to keep them safe. My mission for AllerWare isn’t much different, we want your happy, healthy, loving, compassionate children to have a voice, to raise awareness and above all help keep them safe, all the while educating those around them that living safely with food allergies is possible as long as we are all aware.