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Celiac Sprue Association USA, Inc.
June 29, 2011

In 2005 I sought help from CSA because no other treatment could be found for my various painful and worsening symptoms. Through CSA I finally found answers and relief from my symptoms CSA's outreach tells medical and lay-persons alike that gluten in wheat, rye, barley, cross-contaminated oats and all the derivites therefrom, is what sickens. Their research, compilation of data and constant updates on treatment strategies truly saves lives and reduces suffering. It takes a great deal of work to explain elusive celiac disease, to dispel the misconceptions of what CD is and what causes it. But, through CSA's efforts our nation becomes healthier one person at a time. Funding for CSA to continue research and awareness is especially crucial!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Gaining knowledge on how to manage my own CD with the gluten-free diet. Once my health was restored, I have become a more confident person . It has emboldened me to, encouraged me to again dream and therefore strive to achieve, whereas before, when I was sick I had given up thinking I would ever enjoy life.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See that regular, dependable funding is in place so CSA will continue," Celiacs Helping Celiacs". They sure have helped me!

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Publicity for our local CSA chapter support group meetings.