Monday, June 1, 2009

Tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow morning begins our family's participation in a food allergy research study. And I'm excited! Just thought I should record this optimism in case it case it doesn't last. Full report after the fact - I hope I'm still feeling this positive about the experience when we're through.

In the meantime, here's a little blurb from the people conducting the study:


We plan to study two groups of children under the age of 21: one group with food allergy (case) and another without food allergy (control). We also plan to study families who may have at least one child with a food allergy. The purpose of the study is to look at the information from both case and control children and families to better understand how environment (where and how you live) and genetics (things you inherit from your family at birth) affect food allergy and related conditions."

And here's my own little blurb:


For Georgia. And for others with food allergies. And for other people who might not ever have to experience a food allergy in the first place if the researchers can figure out more about prevention and cure. But I'll be honest - it's pretty much all about Georgia. Basically, food allergy is an area that needs more research, and I hope our family can directly benefit from that research, so I figured that the least we could do is volunteer to participate in a study that essentially subjects us and our daughter to nothing more than what they'd subject her to at her regular allergist appointments anyway.

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