NBC – Looking For Me!
Recently NBC Nightly News put out an APB on me and my husband because our son’s allergist told them no other child on her roster has quite as many food allergies as he does. NBC tracked us down with just a few hours to spare before air time, to extract graphic detail about our son’s anaphylaxis episodes. I gave it to them, as you’ll hear in the segment posted below.
Apparently, that very day, a study from Northwestern University was published that estimated the amount of kids with food allergies being much higher than previously thought. Although seemingly bad news, the good thing about this,in my one-track mind, was that now maybe more well-meaning friends and family wouldn’t offer to butter his corn-on-the-cob, not realizing butter is dairy and potentially lethal to my son.
I dream about the day that we’ll be able to get a frozen yogurt around the corner or eat in a Chinese restaurant, like what every self-respecting Jew does religiously on Sundays. Maybe by my son’s bar-Mitzvah.
Here is the link to the NBC segment: