In 2014, after years of struggling with hospital stays, tests, needles and doctors - my son Teddy (then age 3) was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Shortly thereafter, I was shocked to get my own diagnosis and – with the great love, support, and effort of my wife Dayna – our family was reborn as a Gluten-Free one. I joined up with CDF’s Team Gluten-Free that fall. I ran the race of my life through New York City – a personal record into a driving wind. That was my last marathon.
In February 2019, my son was ‘glutened’ (and hospitalized) on a family vacation. I realized if this could happen in one of the most allergy-friendly places on earth, there is still so much we could do. More I could do. For awareness, and a cure, and all the GF kids and their futures. So for all those reasons, and thanks to the Celiac Disease Foundation, here I am five years later. And baby, you better believe - I’M BACK. Back in the New York groove!
The Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation's preeminent nonprofit for individuals and their caregivers with celiac disease. For three decades, we have been at the forefront of celiac disease research, education, and advocacy. We are proud to fund cutting edge research at leading academic research centers and to give celiac disease patients and their families a powerful voice at the FDA and NIH. Every year, more than 6 million individuals come to celiac.org to learn more about celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the gluten-free diet, and safe gluten-free brands.