We’re always on the lookout for organizations that are doing new and inventive things to raise awareness about food allergies – so when we heard that the UK-based non-profit Haydn’s Wish had a new campaign called “It’s Best to Test” going on, we reached out to them right away! The organization’s founder, Emma Wileman, was kind enough to sit down with us for an interview. Check out our conversation below!
Is It Allergy?: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us, Emma. To start, could you tell us a little bit about how Haydn’s Wish got started?
Emma Wileman: Absolutely. I started Haydn’s Wish after my son Haydn passed away from an unexpected reaction to peanut. We never knew that Haydn was allergic to peanuts; he had shown sporadic allergy-related symptoms before, but he had never experienced anaphylaxis. Our mission is to prevent tragedies like this from happening to other families by educating our communities and our doctors about food allergy.
IIA: Thanks for sharing that story – it must be very difficult to talk about the loss of your son.
EW: It is, but the goal of Haydn’sRead More