Cameron Ledin is one of those children. The 8-year-old was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe allergic inflammation of the esophagus that causes his body to have terrible reactions to a wide range of foods. When a person with EoE eats, his immune system can mistake certain foods as invaders. This causes white blood cells to attack the throat, and can lead to terrible pain in the stomach, joints and head.
In her own words, his mother describes her experience living with EoE
Why we can’t eat: A YouTube Video of a 9 year-old girl with EoE explaining what it means to live with this condition