A Room Full of YES!
I made a mother cry the other day. Not on purpose, and definitely not in a bad way. She stopped at the Sweet Ali’s tasting I was having and told me that her young child had just been diagnosed with celiac disease. She was struggling with the changes. I understood how she was feeling, as I was there 4 years ago when my daughter was diagnosed. We talked for a while, and I showed her some products that my daughter liked and perhaps her child would as well.
I also told her about the upcoming Gluten Free Allergy Expo in Schaumburg on May 2nd and 3rd. I shared that as moms, we routinely and often tell our gluten free children “no” when they ask if they can eat this or that food. The GFAF Expo is a room full of “YES!” Her child could try every single thing in a large convention center. The food is safe. The food is delicious. And it is made just for the gluten free. YES!
And then she cried. I believe (and hope!) that they were tears of relief and happiness. Every parent of a child with celiac disease wants to say “yes” as much as possible … to allow her child to eat treats and enjoy the freedom of safe choices.
That is why the gluten free events that are held around the country each year are so important. It is so much more than getting free stuff and trying new products. It is all about the “yes.”
So, say YES! … here’s a listing of just a few of the gluten free events held around the country: