There is no reason kids with symptoms shouldn't be tested for celiac.
What if we helped school nurses, as the medical professionals who see our kids the most, detect the signs and symptoms of celiac, and gave them information to share with families of students who present these symptoms? Gabriel, a 4 year old preschooler, was diagnosed through a school nurse's understanding of celiac, after many visits with several doctors without answers.
This is what inspired Sybil Nassau, founder of GIG ShorelineEast to create Gabriel's Journey, a school nurse celiac education program.
I recently presented this program at the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event in St. Louis. I would enjoy nothing more than to continue this effort to help find children with undiagnosed celiac through nurses that understand celiac.
Any school can download most of the material from GabrielsJourney.org. And its FREE!
Of course, wouldn't this program be more effective if presented by someone who understands and lives celiac? Like you?!
(If you are in the St. Louis/Metro east area and would like me to present this program for your school's nurses, please feel free to share my information with your local school. 618-830-8136 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please check it out--and please provide information about this program to your school.
(identical to Adam's Gluten Free Surprise and Hailey's Gluten Free Surprise.)
I personalized this edition as a supplement to Gabriel's Journey in order to help the teachers understand gluten free.
This edition also includes links to Gabriel's Journey.
And--The Kindle version is only $0.99 through May 23rd.
When you donate a copy to your school,
you are helping to guide them to Gabriel's Journey.
Maybe I think too simply -- or dream too big--but if it impacts one child's life
in your school, isn't it worth it?
Its easy to gift Kindle books. All you need is an email address. Don't click on "Buy Now." Scroll down past several text boxes to where it says
"Give as Gift for $0.99.)
We all have our way to increase awareness, education and testing -- This is mine. You don't have to have a Kindle to download Kindle books and -
You don't have to have kids in school to help kids!
Helping Others Understand
paperback edition sold through May, Celiac Awareness Month (Amazon and Barnes&Noble)
I will donate $1.00 to the Gluten Intolerance Group of ShorelineEast for their efforts to educate school nurses through Gabriel's Journey.
(As well as a portion of book sales from GlutenFreeRespect.com)
Gabriel's Journey to help school nurses detect celiac signs and symptoms;
and one of the Helping Others Understand Gluten Free books
to help teachers understand gluten free.
Amazon's MatchBook program.