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PA State Representative Ryan Warner's speech on Food Allergies and Act 93 of 2018

May 19, 2019

PA State Representative Ryan Warner's speech on Food Allergies

If the video doesn't work. Here is the link https://youtu.be/sBZ3B7zR1vM

This is such a great speech on food allergies! One I can relate too. However, we had Epi in our house since my son was 6 months old. I can't imagine the fear waiting 30 minutes till EMS showed up.

His also got a law passed. Act 93 of 2018. Please see the illustration below.

How to advocate for Food Allergy Signage at Community parks. Part 4- Success!!

May 15, 2019

How to advocate for Food Allergy Signage at Community parks. Part 4- Success!!

Thank You to everyone who donated!! My GoFundMe doesn’t reflect the actual donations. I got the majority through private transactions. I was able to meet my goal. The signs have been printed and are starting to pop up around the township at the parks. I’m beyond happy with how Amity Township has handled my proposal, how the road master listened to where I wanted them to hang. I’m so happy to be living in such a great area.

I’m also excited to announce that I have had multiple people contact me regarding getting signs hung up in their communities. The ripple effect has been working it’s magic. Two communities in California are getting food allergy signs. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if every park had these types of signs??!

Thank You Amity Township Board of Supervisors, the Parks and Rec and the Road crew!!!

"Lucas takes his food allergies to daycare" A children's board book

“Lucas takes his Food Allergies to… Daycare” Children’s Board Book Series

I have some very exciting news to share with all of you!

In the fall, I will be releasing my first book. “Lucas takes his food allergies to Daycare”. It will be a board book written from, what I’d think, would be my son’s point of view. Mixed in with some educational points. Why handwashing is important, why not sharing food with friends is important and why it’s so important to tell a teacher when you don’t feel good. This book will be geared towards the toddler in a daycare setting but the valuable information inside can be used in other real world situations.

I’m currently working on other books like “Lucas takes his food allergies to an allergist appointment”, “Lucas takes his food allergies to a friend’s house”. I hope they will be released in Early 2020.
I want to continue writing books for these real world situations because this is what our allergy kiddos need!

I know my son absorbs so much information from books. Information, that I feel, I just can’t get him to understand with a conversation. He’s at the point where he knows something is different about him but he doesn’t exactly know what. I’m absolutely positive, there are other food allergy kiddos in the same boat! I want to help out my son but I also want to help out other families as well.

If you would’ve told me, a few months ago, I’d be an author….. I would’ve laughed. It’s definitely not something I had ever envisioned for myself. Lucas’ daycare teacher, actually brought it up to me. I took a few books in one day to his school about food allergies. However, the reading level was still above what I thought, he’d understand. She said “Megan, if anyone can write a children’s book, you can!” and I looked at her and laughed it off. But on my way to work those words stuck with me. During my 40 minute commute, I already had a title and ¾ of book already written in my head. As funny as it sounds, it just came to me.

I’m going through the publishing process, picking out illustrators, looking over portfolios, editing with Mascot Books. It’s a fun process but also very stressful. I want this book to be perfect! So there is pressure.

I’m so excited to take you all on this journey with me! You can follow along on Instagram at @the_alherrgy_mom and @lucas.takes.his.allergies_book or my facebook page The Alherrgy Mom Blog for all the latest information.
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