“It is important to not let society make you feel bad for a situation that you can’t help. Your health is the utmost priority.”

Leah P.

“I think that being a teenager was to my disadvantage, as it was easy for people to blame my symptoms on puberty and stress.”


“I was certain there was something more to my symptoms, but unfortunately everyone just questioned my habits and my lifestyle.”


“I was exhausted and had to be rushed to the ER due to dehydration and an inability to eat or drink anything.”


“I ended up in the hospital, where the emergency doctor did not take any of my symptoms seriously and I was again sent home with no answers.”


“I lived with a lot of frustration and stress because I didn’t understand why my body and brain weren’t functioning the way they should.”

Casey Cromwell

“If you aren’t feeling better a few weeks after going gluten-free, please contact your doctor! […] Everyone heals at a different pace.”

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

“Unfortunately, the follow-up was what was lacking, and I spent years learning how to do things the wrong way with celiac disease.”


“It took 10 years after I started experiencing outward symptoms to get diagnosed.”


“I had a difficult childhood. I went to a boarding school and none of the food seemed to suit me; after each meal I needed to go vomit.”

The Campanellas

“My concerns were often dismissed: I was told to feed her more vegetables and that I was a ‘nervous mother.'”

Erin Smith

“I think making those personal connections is critical in your celiac disease journey.”

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