When my son began work with Amy, he was five years old and suffered from anaphylactic allergies to dairy, wheat, egg, peanut, tree nut, and beef. My young child would anaphylaxis just from skin contact with a minuscule amount of his allergens, meaning something as small as a cracker crumb on a library carpet or a drip of ice cream on a park bench could trigger an allergic response. Despite hyper-vigilant protections, he had already had two near-death reactions and was identified as a patient who due to the severity of his allergies would neither outgrow them nor be eligible for experimental studies. In other words, we were told there was no hope.
At five, my son was preparing to begin kindergarten the following year with an elaborate IHP including a desk where he ate all alone adjacent to the food-allergy table in the lunchroom, because the allergy table was only nut-free and thus too dangerous for him. The transformation over my son’s three years of consistent, careful work with Amy was miraculous. By the end of his second year, my son was eating wheat, egg, dairy, and peanuts, and in first grade had not only graduated from his lonely, isolated lunchroom desk but had skipped the allergy table and was sitting at the “regular” lunch tables. By the end of three years, he had fully conquered all his allergies and was able to free eat any foods, anytime. A kid who would formerly be unconscious in an ambulance from having one drop of milk touch his skin could now drink glasses of milk and eat bowlfuls of ice cream. My son went from a world that felt lonely, constricted, and frightening to one where he could attend school, birthday parties, play dates and sports practice without worry, without EpiPens, and without allergies.
Six years after fully completing his work with Amy, my now fourteen-year-old remains happy, healthy, and allergy-free. He is able to do both small and large things that never would have been possible without his cure—things as wonderfully simple as grabbing lunch at a deli with his teenaged friends, to things as wonderfully exciting as attending trips to Quebec and D.C. with his Middle School. Every day my son and I wake up grateful for the profound change Amy made in our lives, and we deeply hope that as many allergic children as possible be able to benefit from her work.
My son went from a world that felt lonely, constricted, and frightening to one where he could attend school, birthday parties, play dates and sports practice without worry, without EpiPens, and without allergies.