My BFF when I was little was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and now two of Grace’s BFFs have also been diagnosed. Celiac disease is when the body is unable to digest gluten. Back when I was a kid gluten-free products were hard to come by – my friend’s mom had to bake her bread each week, or they had to go to the next city to find the one bakery that carried such a product. There was no internet to look up information, and my mom could not just text her mom to find out if my friend could eat a certain food or not. I am sure that it was stressful for my friend and her mom to send her to other people’s houses and trust that she was being fed the right food. Even now with all the tools, and the wider variety of products available that are labelled gluten-free, I know Grace’s friends and their moms worry about keeping them safe. If simple play dates and birthday parties are stressful, imagine how overwhelming the idea of sleep-away summer camp would be for these families?
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