Good morning guys!
As many of you know about three years ago, I slipped and fell at work, resulting in me blacking out, having a seizure, and fracturing my neck. While I was recovering, I broke out in hives every single day. After consulting with my doctor, I gave up dairy and gluten for an entire month, and still broke out in hives regardless of what I did or didn't eat.
For those with food allergies, you understand the struggle of life with them. Usually when you find out that you or your child has food allergies, you are told to stay away from that food, given an epi pen, and you're on your way out of the office. You get thrown into this whole new world with serious consequences if you mess up. You leave the office terrified and feeling alone, especially if you don't know anyone with food allergies. It's hard for someone without food allergies to understand your struggle, and be the support system that you need. Being told at 21 years old that I had to give up gluten and dairy from my entire diet and not knowing a single person with food allergies made it such an overwhelming and lonely task.
The whole reason I started this bakery was to help those with food allergies because I saw first hand how hard it was to live every day life with food allergies. The simple task of eating out is terrifying by itself let alone the fact that most places just "deal" with people with food allergies instead of catering to them. After speaking with one of my amazing customers last week, I realized that I can do a lot more to help those in the food allergy community.
As I experienced, living with food allergies when you don't know anyone with them is very lonely and difficult. Having a support system to turn to for advice and guidance, makes navigating life with food allergies a bit easier. We just created our Facebook Community Group called "Living Life with Food Allergies" to help those that feel lost and alone feel like they are not. This page will post about safe places to dine, safe products to eat, allergen friendly recipes that really work, support, advice, and tips on how to live life with food allergies, from people just like you! I hope you decide to join our community for help and support and to help others!
Ms. Jenny Lee