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Search Results For: Allergic and Eosinophilic Disorders
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Girls fight for acceptance of feeding tubes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — At dinner time, Michaela Shelley doesn’t fill a plate with meats and vegetables. Instead, the 14-year-old grabs a white, milky substance from the kitchen counter. “I wish I could eat everything everyone else eats,” Michaela said. But with her food allergies, she can’t. A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to … Continue reading Girls fight for acceptance of feeding tubes

Riley’s Run Raises Awareness for Chronic Digestive Disorder

EDMOND, Oklahoma – Oklahomans are stepping up to help a little girl who is allergic is almost everything. Riley Kahn, 3, suffers from a rare disorder where her body can’t digest solid food. So on Saturday, friends and family gathered for the first ever “Riley’s Run”. “I ran!” Riley said. “Did you run for all … Continue reading Riley’s Run Raises Awareness for Chronic Digestive Disorder

Cedar Grove boy contends with Rare Disease

Matthew Luisi is allergic to food. Four-year-old Matthew Luisi of Cedar Grove shows off his gastrointestinal tube while dad Felix attaches the equipment which feeds him a dinner of specialized liquid formula. Popular childhood treats such as macaroni-and-cheese, chicken nuggets or cookies are lethal to the 4-year-old boy from Cedar Grove. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a disease … Continue reading Cedar Grove boy contends with Rare Disease

Utah family pressures insurers to cover formula

Watching her family enjoy dinner when all that awaited her was a special hypoallergenic formula delivered through a feeding tube in her stomach was initially “horrible, unbearable,” says Ashley Zundel. Today, four years after her diagnosis with a rare food allergy known as eosinophilic gastroenteritis, the 13-year-old can abide the “tempting smells” and no longer … Continue reading Utah family pressures insurers to cover formula

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