Emmys Food Allergy Journey
Emmy’s food allergy journey began early in life after an anaphylactic reaction to a formula bottle at six months old. From this, her family learned of Emmy’s life threatening allergies to dairy, wheat, gluten, rye, barely, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, and garlic. She was accepted into one of Dr. Robert Wood’s oral food challenges, after some initial hesitation. Over time, Emmy's participation in food allergy studies have helped the pediatric allergy and immunology team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center learn more about allergies in children. Philanthropy can help kids just like Emmy overcome life limiting food allergies and ultimately live healthier, worry-free lives. Today, Emmy is now 10 years old, and her favorite snacks are Triscuits and Oreos! Visit us! https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/what-we-treat/specialties/allergy-immunology/