A few months ago our local radio station ridiculed peanut allergies in children.
In a segment on political correctness gone mad, they downplayed the seriousness of legitmate food allergies in children, and stated that parents needed to take more responsibility.
Needless to say my blood was boiling as I listened to their ignorant comments, and I wasn’t the only one. The rest of the program was taken up with irate and emotional parents calling to put their side of the story.
Sadly, the radio announcers, who show such compassion to sick children in hospital or with other special needs, seemed unable to grasp what it’s like for a child to have a life-threatening food allergy.
Perhaps they should take a look at this amazing video ( it might be a good idea to grab the tissues!)
10 Things Kids With Food Allergies Want You To Know
1. I long to be included.
2. I feel like I’m the only one sometimes.
3. I get confused when grown-ups offer me food.
4. I’m not quite brave enough to say no all the time.
5. I’m scared I could die.
6. I’m embarrassed when people fuss over what I’m eating.
7. Food allergies are just one thing about me.
8. Sometimes I’m sad about having food allergies.
9. I’m watching you Mum and Dad.
10. I will do about as well as you do.