You can use these facts to impress your dinner guest this Turkey Day!
Thoughts from Jim
Important message from my daughter – and a request
This is a grandfather’s journey to understand the disease afflicting a beloved grandchild – that might be affecting you or someone you love.
My grandson is now a healthy, growing boy of 8, a joy to his family. But that wasn't the case 6 years ago. From the time he was 2 years old his parents were aware he was small for his age. By the time he was 5 he was at the very lowest percentile in height and weight.
But that wasn’t the only concern. He was constantly complaining about stomach aches and headaches - crying because of the pain. No parent ever wants to see their child suffer like that. After a number of doctor appointments and tests (not fun for the child or the parent), they had an answer – Celiac Disease, an immune system response to gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley.