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This is a blog for my son. He has a rare auto immune disease that causes his body to attack food like it would a virus making it impossible for him to eat most any foods with out getting very very sick. This is a record of our ups and downs, doctor visits and procedures. Our trial and error life of finding out what foods are safe for our son to eat and eliminating the ones that are not from his life.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Augusta Chronicle

I totally forgot to post about what's happening tomorrow!!!

So I've been trying to get the local news stations to pick up John's story to raise local awareness about his disease so that no other family has to go through what we went through for 10 long months. The local Fox station has thus far ignored me completely, with out even the courtesy to respond to my email with a polite "I'm sorry but we're not interested". So, after some advice from a few friends, I decided to contact the news paper. 
I sent an email to the health reporter at the The Augusta Chronicle telling them about John and how I wanted to share his story. I also mentioned that it was Eosinophil Awareness Week, hoping that it might help. 
They wrote me back in a matter of hours.
He said that he normally does not do awareness weeks or months because every single week there is multiple causes claiming them. I know this is true because the same week (this week!) as Eosinophil Awareness is also Food Allergy Awareness. 
However, he said that he did consider John's story interesting and that he thought that it might make a great story on it's own and when would I be available for an interview!!
I gave him my phone number and I swear I hadn't even let go of the mouse after hitting send when he called me!! He is coming with a photographer to the house tomorrow morning at 11 to interview me and Doug!!!
I don't know if they will run the story or not but I will for sure leave a link here and on my Facebook page when and if they do!!
Time to finish cleaning house and studying up on EE facts!!

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