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Food Allergy News from Latitude – December 2018

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Girl with severe allergies: A crumb could kill me, The Today Show

For 10-year-old Tessa Grosso, walking around a school cafeteria was like walking through a minefield filled with spilled milk, crumbs of wheat and other foods that were life-threatening to her. Tessa and her family, including mom Kimberley Yates Grosso, talk about living with severe food allergies and how she’s doing after an experimental new treatment from Stanford University.

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The Allergy Buster, The New York Times Magazine

by Melanie Thernstrom

For nine years, the greatest challenge Kimberley Yates Grosso faced each day was keeping her daughter Tessa safe. Tessa was so severely allergic to milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, shellfish and assorted other foods that as a toddler she went into anaphylactic shock when milk fell on her skin.

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