Any parent whose child has a food allergy has experienced this unforgettable scene: at least 50 different types of extracts were carefully placed on our son’s tiny back, and then he was pricked with a sharp object. He was barely one year old. The test quickly revealed that Derek was allergic to eggs and peanuts, among other things. We could not believe that our little boy had potentially fatal food allergies. We lived in complete fear. We desperately wanted to put a “No Peanuts!!” sign on his forehead. So we began to brainstorm many different ideas. We needed something that could alert people to his food allergies to protect our little boy, before a cure is found. And that’s how AllerblingTM came about. Read the whole story
AllerblingTM is a visual educational tool and a conversation piece that has the potential to save children’s lives by raising awareness of a child’s food allergies. AllerblingTM is cute and approachable, so kids will want to wear it. Yet it is clearly marked as a medical product for children’s caregivers. It displays the iconic symbols of the food products that are risky to the children, so their teachers and caregivers can be constantly reminded at a glance. We believe the AllerblingTM wristband will help young children, ages three and up; as they learn to read and talk about the ingredients in the food they eat; and what is not safe for them. It is a product that reduces children’s health risk and that is no child’s play!
Hsinhan and Qunli Wu, Founders
AllerblingTM is so grateful for the research and outreach being done by such fine organizations as the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) and Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).
In support of FAI’s work, AllerblingTM donates a portion of every full AllerblingTM Kit purchased. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago and Seattle, FAI has raised and invested more than $42 million toward cutting-edge research to find a cure, and clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment for food allergies and anaphylaxis. FAI is also committed to educational and training programs to raise awareness among health and childcare workers, schools and camp staff, and members of the hospitality and food service industries. And FAI has participated in the development of statewide guidelines that help keep food-allergic children safe in our schools. Read more at www.faiusa.org
In 2010, AllerblingTM was a proud sponsor of FAAN’s Seattle, Houston and Long Island Food Allergy Walks. FAAN, world leader in information about food allergies, works throughout the year on initiatives that will improve the quality of life for those with food allergies. FAAN’s focus is to provide advocacy and education while advancing research on behalf of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. Read more about FAAN at www.foodallergy.org. For information about a Food Allergy Walk near you, read more at www.foodallergywalk.org