I really appreciate this being done having dietary restrictions as well as many other people in Minnesota, but their website is incomplete. They don't have a contact that I can find on their website. I am interested in contacting them because I am planning to start a gofundme in which I would have the money wired to them as a school project. I had to research all the cities and I love this organization, but it lacks the effort to have people reach out to them. If you have any knowledge of this, please contact me. email@example.com
Last year at AFAA's annual walk I overheard a young boy at the refreshment stand saying "mom - I can actually eat ALL of the things here!" The excitement in his eyes brought tears to mine!
Our family was able to attend our first Twins game thanks to the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association. We appreciate having such a wonderful program available for our son who is allergic to peanuts and has asthma. If he has peanuts his lungs will collapse, food allergies are no joke. So I just want to thank everyone who volunteers to help children who have food allergies. It's nice to feel "Normal" at an event and enjoy instead of feeling worried that your child isn't safe and where is the closest hospital.
My son has had a severe peanut allergy diagnosed at one year of age, prior to even eating any peanuts. AFAA has provided a significant amount of information to educate our family over the past 5 years and give guidance as he has aged into school. Due to the level of his peanut allergy we have not been able to participate in regular Twins baseball games. My son is a sporting fanatic and loves all of MN teams. He was so excited about being at Target Field and watching the Twins players in person he did not even care that we were loosing 0 - 9 when we left~!
Our family enjoys the safe events that AFAA facilitates for those with food allergies such as Peanut Free Halloween events @ MOA, Twins games, Timberwolves games, etc.
In addition to these events, AFAA does so much more. They have workshops with expert speakers, lobby at the state and national level for food allergy interests and they educate the public via their booth at the Minnesota State Fair and also the booth they have at the state school nurses conference.
We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful advocacy organization available and consider them a very worthy recipient of your support.
It is pleasure to be a supporter and active volunteer for this group. I am a practicing allergist in the Twin Cities area. Food allergies have been on the rise. Many parents have gained valuable knowledge and support from this wonderful organization. The group plans fun and educational activities throughout the year; Awareness Walk at the Mall of America, State Fair Information Booth, Summer Camp out near Lake Minnetonka, Twins Game outing and much more!
AFAA is and has been an amazing organization to work with on many levels! As a parent of a child with food allergies there are daily battles. We have ongoing worries about safety, security, belonging, and enjoyment of life for our children. AFAA supports parents and individuals with food allergies in so many amazing ways. They get the word out to the public that food allergies need to be taken seriously by meeting with legislators, going to the state capitol, and completing interviews on television and radio. AFAA includes children in their work as they have holiday activities that do not involve food. A few of our favorites are the Halloween party, 4th of July parade, and the Walk at the Mall of America. What amazes me is the dedication and persistence that the leaders of this organization show. They have been positive role models for me and family from the first encounter with AFAA! We look forward to our life long journey with food allergies knowing that we have AFAA on our side.
AFAA helps my grandchildren by providing events that they can attend without worrying about their food allergies, like a special summer camp, Halloween party and Walk at the Mall of America, Twins and Timberwolves games in Minnesota. Also, AFAA ensured that schools in Minnesota allow kids to have easy access to their emergency medicine and peanut free areas at school.
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