OK, so my last Food Allergy post was a little sad, disheartening, and rant-like. Hopefully this one will be the Yang to the others Yin. (Or is that Yin to the others Yang?)
I’d like to share some good news in the form of links, and a little commentary…
- AllergyEats | Hockey star helps food-allergic child see first live game – Quite a heartwarming tale from Living Without, reposted by AllergyEats. Eric Staal helps set up a suite for a 7-year-old hockey fan named Joseph so he can enjoy a game without the fear of someone beside him dining on a potentially deadly allergen. This story makes me feel all warm & fuzzy, even though it involves a non-Pens Stall brother. Other athletes ought to take note!
- FAAN | The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act – Finally, the FAAMA bill has passed, and is expected to be signed into law. This will hopefully prevent events like the ones surrounding Katelyn’s death from happening in the future by making sure schools are more educated on the subject, and more equipped to deal with similar situations. Sadly, it’s a voluntary policy and not a mandatory one.
- Pepsi Refresh | Fund a Cure for Life-Threatening Food Allergies. These Pepsi vote-for-this or vote-for-that crap has been all over the place. If you’re reading this blog… I assume you care about the Food Allergy issue… so take a few seconds to vote for this cause.