A Letter to My Child With Food Allergies

Dear Son,

You were diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies at the age of 4. You were unhappy about it, though you could not understand the significance of this diagnosis or how it would affect many aspects of your life.

You were sad. You told me that you did not want food allergies.

You will probably not remember the first few years post-diagnosis. You will not know of all the tears I shed for you. You will not know the fear I felt and will continue to feel for as long as I live. The fear of losing you… to one bite of food.

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