Mike and Cam are happy to welcome back Dawn Scheu, owner and trainer at Willow's Service Dogs. Dawn discusses the final stages of Cam's journey training his dog Lacy to be a gluten detection dog and some of the challenges they faced. In addition to talking about what a person should take into account before thinking about the process of a gluten detection dog, Dawn talks about the things you need to think about before getting a pet in general and specifically during the pandemic.
Advocacy for celiac disease comes in all shapes and sizes. This is clearly apparent with two of our favorite young guests, Mike's daughters, Jessica (11) and Melanie (8). On the occasion of Melanie's 8th birthday she shares her experience of what it's like to be the only non celiac or gluten intolerant member of her household. Mike and his family have employed unique strategies to make sure Melanie can still enjoy a little gluten while keeping the rest of the family safe.
This year we do a new twist on our annual Celiac Awareness Month "State of the Union" podcast. We wanted to get an expanded view of what life has been like during this pandemic, so we brought in Aaron Bull, who is located in Virginia, to share his perspective on living with celiac disease during this unprecedented time. Mike, Cam and Aaron share their takeaways and tips that they have each used to get through life with celiac under quarantine.
To learn more about Aaron and the work he does:
It's Celiac Awareness Month and we want to make it special despite the continued need for social distancing. Today our guest, Andrea Tucker of Baltimore Gluten Free, shares what she is doing to help advocate for and educate young adults and their families who are making the transition from high school to college. This can often be a rocky road due to the fact that there is a vast range of support levels from school to school. Andrea helps guide families with the right tools to make the best decision of where to attend.
Here is the link to Andrea's GF College101 Facebook group:
Here is her list of "Must Ask Questions Every GF HS Student Should Have When Looking at Colleges":