Hey readers. I hope you all will join me in helping my friend and fellow blogger Alecia raise awareness and funds for a rare disorder that her 9 month old niece suffers from called Food Protein-Induced Entercolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Those suffering from this disorder cannot tolerate many of the proteins found in everyday foods, which can result in uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea after eating and can lead to dehydration and even fatal shock. I know it kills me every time my son is sick – I can hardly imagine how awful it is when food is the thing that makes your child sick. If you’d like to help, there are several things you can do:
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is preparing to do a 3 year study. The study will cost about $80,000 a year. The families affected by this are working hard to raise some of the funds so the research can begin. You can donate to the FPIES Research Fund directly on the CHOP website.
- You can combine your holiday shopping with this good cause by purchasing Tupperware – 40% of sales will be donated to the fund when you purchase through this link.
- Last but not least, you can enter to win some Tupperware products over at Alecia’s blog. Check out her site to find out how to spread the word about this disorder and gain additional entries, as well.
Please pass this information on and keep Alecia’s family in your thoughts!