Based on my experience, I am uniquely qualified to provide the following services:
VOICE OF THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE
Food Allergy has become a hot topic in just the last several years. With the increase in food allergy diagnosis, food brands and pharmaceutical companies are taking note. This is also still a fairly new medical phenomenon, and yet, unfortunately, there are a surprising number of people who truly do not “get it.”
It’s important to have a voice in the dialogue who can articulate -- from personal experience -- what having food allergies means in every day life, including (but not limited to): how to manage food allergies at home, at school, at daycare, at activities, at restaurants, at camp, while traveling, on airlines, as well as the emotional toll of food allergy including anxiety (for caregivers and patients) and bullying. Food allergies not only impact the brands of food allergy families buy, but also cosmetics and personal care products, pet foods and products, home cleaning products, and more. In addition, there are policy issues including labeling laws, adding sesame as the ninth top allergen, increasing airline and restaurant responsibility, and more.
I expertly provide this Voice of the Patient to add perspective and depth to media stories, medical or educational panels, and marketing discussions.
I have been thrilled to provide the Voice of the Patient in many media interviews, along with meetings at FARE, DBV Pharmaceuticals, J.P. Morgan and Genentech. Please visit my Media/Events page for examples.
As an experienced speaker and presenter, I love opportunities to educate about food allergies at any school or organization where people are interested in understanding this important health issue more clearly. I am obviously not a medical professional, but I use all referenced, recent and relevant material, targeted to your topic of interest and audience. I speak to all aspects of living with food allergies, per my list above in the Voice of the Patient section.
My journey as a food allergy mama has included not only my boys’ health crisis but mine, as well. I provide an overview of this journey in My Story, but there is much more to share. After spending years studying healthy habits and changing my life for the better, I am uniquely qualified to share tangible tips and a vision of hope and joy with food allergy patients and caregivers. I would be honored to deliver a motivational speech at your event or conference.
Are you part of a media outlet or blog and looking for a guest columnist? I can write an article for you on any food allergy topic. I love to develop educational pieces and have a deep well of resources for your readers. My writing is always informational and positive.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in working together.