Posted on: Mon, 09/27/1999 - 11:05am
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Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00


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Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 11:10am
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Joined: 11/10/1999 - 09:00

pAnyone out there from Illinois? I am a college student, but my permanent home is in Champaign/Urbana. I'd love to help start a support group there or in Chicago./p

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2000 - 6:17am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pI live in Chicago, Illinois and am interested in meeting another parent of a pa child in the area. Please respond if you live in Illinois and would like to for a support group./p

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2000 - 11:32pm
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

pWe live in a northwest suburb of Chicago. My son just turned 3 last week and is PA. Please email me if you'd like to get together! [email][/email] Thanks!!/p

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2000 - 2:11pm
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Joined: 01/15/2000 - 09:00

pYes there are support groups in Ill. Iknoe because I am part of one and I also help the leaders take off some of the slack. In fact I run the dinner group which meets every other month and I help calling the 95 members for reminders and any other imformation we have to give. Where are you located ther are three different MOCHA groups we are MOCHA north. Please feel free to Email me at [email][/email] Thanks I hope I can help my support group has been wonderful, my son not only has allergys ,but also many other medical problems./p

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2000 - 5:01am
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Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

pHi Megan! As Megan knows, I'm also in the MOCHA North support group, and I have found it to be very helpful. The dinner meetings, where we can eat food that is usually off-limits in our homes - are great. My two-year-old son is PA, and I'd be interested in arranging some "safe" playdates. I also have a six-year-old non-allergic daughter./p
pI'm currently developing a questionnaire for MOCHA members about school/daycare safety plans. We hope to compile all the questionnaires in such a way that parents could show their own school/daycare what others are doing to implement safety plans. We hope this would be a useful tool in safety-planning discussions with school staff. If any non-MOCHA members would be interested in filling out a questionnaire, I would be happy to fax or email it to you, so that at a later date, it could be available to any interested parents of food-allergic children. You can e-mail me at [email][/email]/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2000 - 6:43am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

pHi Megan and Yonit! It's great to hear that there is already a support group formed in northern IL. I will email both of you. Thanks for posting the info!/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2000 - 2:40pm
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Joined: 05/17/2000 - 09:00

pLooking for parents in the marion area of southern illinios/p

Posted on: Sat, 06/10/2000 - 3:29pm
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Joined: 06/11/2000 - 09:00

pDear Katie,/p
pFor free help in starting a parent group in the Champaign-Urbana area, call Sharon at the Self-Help Center there at (217)352-0099. She is a terrific woman and would be glad to help you./p
pIf you call her, please say "hi" for me (she was kind enough to host an international meeting of local self-help group clearinghouses on campus there two years ago). Her website is [url=""][/url] /p
pFor those in other areas of IL, interested in listing your existing group with a clearinghouse (or getting help in starting a group), you can call Dr. Daryl Isenberg at the Illinois Self-Help Coalition at Wright College in Chicago at (773)481-8837. She works as a volunteer advisor part-time there, so you will probably have to leave a message and be patient. Her website is at: [url=""][/url]br /
- ed in NJ/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/05/2000 - 12:52am
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Joined: 06/05/2000 - 09:00

pMy eleven year old daughter would love to meet with other children near or at her age who have peanut allergies. We live in west suburban Chicago. If you're interested, please e-mail me at [email][/email]/p

Posted on: Fri, 07/28/2000 - 3:50am
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Joined: 07/28/2000 - 09:00

pMy seven month old son just received his scores on the RAST test. He has level 6 antibodies of peanuts. Turns out of the twelve things he was tested for he turned up with 4 or above for egg whites, milk, soy, and wheat. I live in Glenview and would be very interested in joining a support group, as I am currently just trying to get my hands around what all of this means. It has definately been a shock. Also does anyone use Neocate formula? Have you been able to get your insurance to cover the cost? Melinda/p


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