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This is my first opportunity to post since Food Allergy Awareness Week. My boy has had a busy month!
We attended a Kyle Dine concert hosted by the Austin Families with Food Allergies and as the PR volunteer – I was busy snapping photos. I didn’t realize that the NPR/ KUT Austin crew who were there to interview, snapped a shot of the boy! I received a call from a friend travelling in Iowa. She’d gone to NPR’s website and was tickled to see the kid’s face on their homepage. I must admit…so was I!
Then, there’s the 3rd Annual Food Allergy Retreat. Instead of the usual 6 and under obstacle courses, my bravehearted 5 year old was persistent on going with the 6 and up crowd. He wanted to hang out with his 9 year old buddy, Noah. – AND to our dismay, climbed a 40 foot rock wall and ziplined for the first time!
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, we announced, Danny’s Pantry:
We’re collecting non-persishable food items FREE of the top 8 food allergens. I was inspired 3 years ago, as I read an article in Living Without Magazine titled, “Special Diet Pantries.” It made me think about the food insecure and families with food allergies right here in the Austin community. We’re currently in the phase of collecting food, but also collecting donations via the Austin Community Foundation.
We also received news coverage during Food Allergy Awareness Week – with a little help from our allergist and friend, Dr. Allen Lieberman at the Asthma and Allergy Center of Austin. Here “he” is again!
If I include our Houston trip and the Austin parks we frequented – It was March ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!! Fun and exhausting.