September 27, 2023

Elementary Students Raise $1,600 For Food Allergy Research

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In January, a Michigan elementary school raised more than $1,600 for food allergy research.

The students chose to raise money for this cause because several students at the school have life-threatening food allergies.

Two students at the school, Haleigh Loso and Victoria Ryan, are among those diagnosed with severe food allergies. Both 8-year-olds carry¬†EpiPens¬†and Benadryl to school each day. Haleigh’s mom even considered homeschooling in order to prevent accidental reactions caused by contact with peanuts, tree nuts, or egg.

Loso’s mother commented, “The whole staff was phenomenal” at her daughter’s school. “They were like, ‘What do you need us to do?'”

That attitude made her feel safer about sending her daughter there. She also said: “The kids are always looking out for each other. They try to keep their friends safe.”

Collecting Spare Change for FARE

This willingness to help goes beyond making sure students with food allergies don’t suffer a reaction while at school. Last month, the school’s Student Council voted to raise money for Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). Each class received a milk jug to collect spare change. The Change Wars raised $1,621.75 for FARE by the end of the month.

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