If you aren't, you should be.
FAAN is the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. In a nutshell (bah!):
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. Anne Muñoz-Furlong founded the organization after her daughter was diagnosed with milk and egg allergy as an infant. She discovered that information vital to raising a child with food allergies was not widely available.
When B was diagnosed, her Allergist gave me a slip of paper with his direct line (I know!) and their URL: www.foodallergy.org. I walked out of the office overwhelmed, but armed with two amazing gifts. Boy, am I glad I have both of those things. Our allergist is an angel and I can't count the number of times I've gone to the FAAN site for help.
FAAN also holds conferences. I'll be at the June 11th event in Anaheim. It will be a chance to bond with other Food Allergy families, learn more about handling allergies day to day (as a parent or as an adult/teen dealing with allergies) and keeping up to date on the latest research. I cannot wait!
B will have just gotten out of school, so she's going to join me along with my husband. When I mentioned there was an allergy conference happening she insisted that she wanted to go. Unfortunately there isn't a kid's track, but I'm hoping she can at least come down and see a little of the action at the conference before I go in to sessions.
I told her it was in Anaheim. She has NO IDEA what that means, specifically that a guy named Mickey Mouse lives nearby.
She's gonna freak her freak. I love surprising that kid!!
If you're attending, please let me know so we can meet! If there's enough of us, maybe I can set up a little meet and greet - it would be so awesome to put faces to the names that comment here :)