Meet Melissa

Melissa is 13 years old and has celiac disease.

13-year-old Melissa likes to dance, but we think she's a great gluten-free cheerleader, too!

How long have you been gluten-free?

2 years.

What symptoms did you have?

I had stomachaches, no energy, hair loss and I lost a lot of weight.

How do you feel now?

A lot better!!

What's the hardest part about being gluten-free?

Wanting food you know you can't have and seeing other people eat that food.

What's the best part about being gluten-free?

Feeling healthy.

What's your favorite thing to do?

Dance!


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