The attendees included Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Sloane Miller - Allergic Girl, Caroline Moassessi - Grateful Foodie, Cybele Pascal - The Allergy Friendly Cook, Elizabeth DiBurro - Easy Breezy Life, Heidi Bayer - Brooklyn Allergy Mom, Irene Chu - Get Allergy Wise, Sarah Chuck - Get Allergy Wise, Jenny Sprague - Multiple Food Allergy Help, Joanne LaSpina - Food Allergy Assistant, Kelly Rudnicki - Food Allergy Mama, Kimberly Pellicore - The Food Allergy Mom, Libby Ilson - The Allergic Kid, Lindsey Steffensen - Frugal Food Allergies, Missy Berggren - The Marketing Mama, Ruth LovettSmith - Best Allergy Sites, Tracy Bush - Food Allergy Liaison and Lauren Kashtan - Mylan Specialty L.P.
The following morning was the Mylan Blogger Summit and it was a day full of knowledgeable speakers providing us with great information. We also had the chance to interact with each other and share stories about our fears and concerns. All of these women truly get how it feels to be a parent of a child affected by life threatening food allergies.
Sloane Miller was one of the guest speakers and she is truly an inspiration. She has been dealing with food allergies her entire life and she is very educated on the subject. Like many of you, I have met others with food allergies and to hear them take their food allergies lightly is very concerning. It is especially concerning when you have a child with these same types of allergies and knowing that one day they will have to go out into this world and manage them on their own can be scary for a parent. I know all of us will be very happy if our children grow up to be able to handle their allergies the same way as Sloane has. She knows the severity of her food allergies and she still lives her life to the fullest. She owns them and she doesn't apologize for having them. I learned a lot from her and I will share some of her tips and suggestions in a separate blog post. Watch the video below about her book "Allergic Girl."
everywhere. Little did I know that I would also join the group of families having a child with food allergy." Watch the below video featuring Dr. Ruchi Gupta discussing the prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States.