In this compelling sneak peek reel, we delve into the profound impact of food allergies, spotlighting the very real experiences of those who live with them daily.
At the heart of our film are children living with food allergies and their best friends. Featuring Giles, Charlie, Owen, Aiden, Catherine, Hannah, Anne, Anna, Riya and others, we are granted a raw and intimate look into their daily challenges, fears, and triumphs.
Complementing these young voices, mothers Mandi, Dina, and Dr. Ruchi Gupta share deeply personal insights into the complexities of parenting children with food allergies. Their stories are both a testament to resilience and a poignant call to action.
Mandi Kearns recounts a mother's trek navigating her son Giles' food allergy. From confronting her deepest fears, she channeled her experiences into becoming a staunch food allergy advocate. Recognizing a chance to combat the prevailing misconceptions around food allergies, she teamed up with Just Like You Films in this pivotal endeavor.
Dina Hawthorn of the Elijah Alavi Foundation recounts the devastating loss of their 3-year-old son, Elijah, due to a severe food allergy incident at his preschool. Through their unimaginable pain, they channeled purpose, championing Elijah’s Law. This groundbreaking legislation mandates stricter allergy-related measures in child care centers. As our film unfolds, we capture the journey to enact Elijah's Law in states like Missouri and Kansas, emphasizing the critical need to protect those too young to advocate for their own safety.
Dr. Ruchi Gupta, not only an esteemed expert from Northwestern Medical School but also the mother of Riya, one of our featured kids, deepens our understanding with both her medical and personal insights, further emphasizing the gravity of the issue.
The narrative is enriched by renowned figures like NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, and Disney stars August Maturo and Ava Kolker. Their involvement not only elevates the conversation but underscores the universal relevance of the topic.
To dive deeper into the intricacies of food allergies, please visit https://www.foodallergy.org. As we progress with this crucial work, your generous donations can aid our vision, fostering empathy and effecting tangible change.