Friday, March 28, 2008
Trace Atkins and The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
I watched Celebrity Apprentice and since I wanted Trace Atkins to win, I thought I would dedicate this column to him and the work he's doing on behalf of his daughter and her food allergies. If you're like me, you can listen to that man talk and sing for hours (isn't his voice awesome!) so if you're really truly listening, you'll hear how much help that the organization that is near and dear to his heart, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, needs. For those of you who do not know, Trace's six-year-old daughter has severe food allergies.
He has said, "She’s allergic to all nuts, all dairy and eggs,” says Adkins. “It’s something we deal with and have to be vigilant about on a daily basis. We have to keep the Benadryl, the Epi-pen, all that stuff." (Check out the rest of the blog post here.) We need to spread the word about this condition and help the children who are afflicted. For those of you who can just grab anything you want to eat without thinking about what it is doing to your body, this is especially for you. Imagine how many labels they read and how much they have to do just to prepare a meal for their daughter. Imagine how scary it must be to live with that thought that she's eating something that can send her into anaphylactic shock. I have three healthy children and I can't imagine it.
So please check out this organization -- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network -- and donate what you can. Help to spread the word. Buy Trace's new song and help contribute to the cause (the song makes me cry it's so beautiful). Let's help Trace out.
Hey Trace -- you should've won. One thing that Donald Trump failed to realize is that even though Piers raised the most money, nobody asked if any of the contestants would want to work with him regularly. I guarantee the answer would be no. That's the difference between you and Piers -- Piers can raise the money, agreed, but he is in no way qualified to be a boss that someone would want to work for every single day. Trace, thanks for showing the Brit how classy Americans really are (of course Omarosa is the exception to that! Please NO more of her!).