Empowering Kids with Food Allergies: Our Journey with Food Allergies and the Motivation Behind Allergy Pals
Hey everyone, we are the Gables. Our family has been on a journey with allergies since 2014, when our daughter Penelope was diagnosed with severe allergies to dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. Three years later, our second child Olivia was diagnosed with over twenty severe allergies, including six of the top nine allergens.
We know firsthand how challenging it can be to navigate everyday activities like eating out, traveling, and leaving our children with babysitters, grandparents, schools, and celebrations. We also noticed that while there were resources available to help us manage our children's allergies, we struggled to find engaging and relatable content that would help our kids understand and advocate for their own health and safety.
"We struggled to find engaging and relatable content that would help our kids understand and advocate for their own health and safety."
That's why we founded Allergy Pals. We aim to provide a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about food allergies and how to manage them through our Allergy Pals book series. Our nine Allergy Pals characters represent the top 9 food allergies: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. Our goal is to empower kids to identify, learn about, connect with others, and advocate for themselves in regards to their allergies.
Our mission is to help kids with food allergies thrive!
Through our Allergy Pals books, we aim to provide engaging and easy-to-understand education about allergies for children and families, as well as raise awareness about the challenges and how to confidently manage living with complex allergies.
Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope Allergy Pals is a helpful and supportive resource for you and your family. We are just getting started and are excited you’re with us at the beginning of our journey!
We hope you'll join us on this journey and become a part of the Allergy Pals community.
Together, we can make life with food allergies a little bit easier.