I was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Gastroenteropathy when I was 12. 8 years later, APFED is still my go to resource. When I was first diagnosed, my mom and I spent a lot of time going through the information and resources on the APFED web page. It has always been well written and extensive, offering information for the most basic cases and new patients to those with more complex issues. As years have passed, they have updated their information and various resources as new information and experiences have developed, including tips on how to get formula covered by insurance and a specific page for kids with age appropriate material and explanations. I keep up to date on their legislative efforts as well, and the work they do is truly remarkable. I have also had the pleasure to attend the last two Eos Connection Patient Conferences. They are fantastic, full of information and support. I plan on attending every one that I possibly can. The last conference, I was also able to contribute as a volunteer. The primary people involved were fantastic to work with and they treated all their volunteers very well. I am so thankful that APFED exists and for all that it does for people with Eosinophilic Disorders.
My son was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis when he was 11 months old. My husband and I started doing internet research and found APFED. We have had board members and volunteers contact us to see if they could offer any assistance. They have helped us find Doctors who are knowledgeable about the disease, helped us get insurance to cover the medical food our son needs to thrive and grow, and also introduced us to different support groups. It's not easy to have a chronically sick child but having support through an organization like APFED has made it a little easier.
After my son was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis APFED was an amazing resource that helped my husband and I learn far more about the disease and how to manage it in our every day lives. APFED is a great organization for anyone living with EGIDs!
Apfed's work made it so children like mine can receive insurance coverage for the very important elemental formula they need to survive.
Without APFED we'd have no real voice. Thank you APFED.
John (Aidan's daddy)
My son was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis when he was 3. It was a long road to finally receive his diagnosis and treatment. APFED has become a staple in my life. I received more information on this site than from my son's physicians. My family and I will be attending our 1st APFED conference this summer and we can't wait.
Apfed has been invaluable in helping us deal with our daughter's chronic disease. Their website alone is a tremendous source of information, covering topics from research, to education, to advocacy.
APFED is an organization that is vital to the education and support of families dealing with eosinophilic disorders, as well as treating physicians. Education, advocacy and the support of research have, together, increased the availability of appropriate medical treatment and the quality of life for patients.
My 22 month old son was diagnosed with EE at 16 mos old. There is not a whole lot of information available to parents who are trying to learn about this disease but through APFED, I was able to educate myself and my family on what our little guy was dealing with. This is a great organization that deserves additional funding and recognition. Go APFED!
Our thirteen year old boy has EE.When our doctor gave us the diagnosis he told us to research it on the internet because there wasn't alot known about the disease.We were left feeling alone and scared.I started researching and found APFED.It saved us.We found the education and support we needed to help our son and they helped us find him the best medical care possible.Without APFED I would have gone into a depression and not have been able to take care of my son like he deserves to be cared for.They provide a conference every year full of support and new research on the disease.We are attending our first conference in Denver in a few weeks and my teen is excited to meet teens with EE for the first time.He will finally have support from other teens and this is all due to APFED.Thank you