Local paper/story about a PA kid

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 3:34am
lilanne's picture
Joined: 11/02/2006 - 09:00

I was contacted recently to see if interested in the local paper doing a story on my ds about his pa. The story is going to be about a local kid dealing with food allergies/ and of course to advertise the Walk coming up. My ds wasn't sure about it when I asked him if he wanted to. I told him that by sharing this information, it could help others with the PA, and help with educating others about food allergies.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 7:07am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I do think that is awesome...just don't let the reporter twist your words, really make sure he/she understands what you are truly saying!!! Then post the story once it's printed!!!!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 11:09am
lilanne's picture
Joined: 11/02/2006 - 09:00

Thanks for the suggestion....I will tell them that I want to read it and approve it first.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:15pm
lilysmom's picture
Joined: 07/20/2007 - 09:00

I think that's a great idea, esp. with school starting soon, it will just be a reminder with parents. I agree don't let them twist your words, please post a copy. I will pass it on to everyone I know.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:42pm
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

I say don't push your son too hard. Really let it be his decision. It is his body and it is his PA. It is a medical condition we are forced to make public. Don't get me wrong. I am not trying to guilt you. I'd be glad too for any public education on the topic. But I think PA is just so pyschologically complex.
I tried to educate a mother who was letting her child run all over the playground with blobs of PB on his hands and smudged on his face. My kid watched and then he got off the seesaw and headed to the woods and played in a lonely spot. Sometimes I wonder if I did not just sacrfice him to make a point. Because -- can I really fight the sea of peanut butter out there?

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 11:22pm
lilanne's picture
Joined: 11/02/2006 - 09:00

Hopechapel...I understand what you are saying. I think that when the story comes out we will just acknowledge it but not make such a big deal out of it with him. He is very responsibile with his food, and what others are eating around him, but other than that he likes to go through his day like any other kid. Even at school, he sits at a specific table every day...(it is not labeled as a p-free table) but the teacher reminds them if they have pb not to sit by him. His friends always sit by him because they tell their parents not to send in pb because they won't be able to sit there. Its not that he doesn't think about his pa through the day, he just doesn't want to advertise it unless there is an reason/issue. I hope that makes sense.
[This message has been edited by lilanne (edited August 15, 2007).]

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