Danielle’s daughter Cheryl had reactions to different foods as early as 10 months old. First, Cheryl couldn’t keep down the scrambled eggs her mom made for her one morning. At 1 year, she tried peanut butter crackers and immediately hives began spreading all over her thighs. Mom called CHOA and was advised to give Benadryl. Danielle hung the phone up and turned around to see her daughter turning blue. She called 911 and began praying and screaming. Cheryl was in anaphylactic shock. She was treated by an awesome medical team and this family spent the next 12 years avoiding soy, wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, and seafood- all things Cheryl tested positive for. For 12 YEARS Danielle has made special allergy free treats for Cheryl’s Birthdays. Cheryl attends a 7 day away camp and mom packs every bit of food for her daughter.
Two years ago they were at Main Event and Cheryl had not touched her food (the allergy free food her mom packed) and she told her mom she didn’t want to eat “that special food.” She didn’t want to do that anymore. After that day, Cheryl began avoiding social situations with food.
Danielle heard about Dr. Chacko from Facebook and at age 13 now, Cheryl is beginning OIT with milk. Danielle said, “I didn’t want my daughter to feel different anymore.”
We are extremely excited that Cheryl is beginning OIT, let’s all wish her a fantastic journey!