Done! We need big names to speak out on the issue of Celiac. I think that 11 years average to be diagnosed is a shame and yet one more point that starkly outlines the failures of our incredibly expensive, yet incredibly ineffective medical system here in the States.
A little awareness can go a long way. In discussing Celiac disease I have found one person in my neighborhood that new what I was talking about. Only one! She had had a college roommate years ago that had to live on rice... She never knew there was a name for the disease, just thought her roomie was a bit "off" mentally. After all, it must anorexia/bulemia/mental problems to not want to eat something as healthy as bread.
What will it take to have a gluten free option on every kid menu in every chain restaurant? Would it be too much to ask? What about gluten free hot meals in school?
Anyway, I'll rant later. Martha is a name that can help carry our message to the general population. Keep voting, keep speaking to people, let the knowledge spread.
Ere long I bare fruit, and throve full well,
I grew and waxed in wisdom;
word following word, I found me words,
deed following deed, I wrought deeds. - The Havamal
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