faces of celiac disease

Real people with a real disease.

3 million Americans and millions more around the world suffer from celiac disease (a staggering 83% of them undiagnosed). This is a real disease affecting real people. Women and men. Young and old. All eating gluten-free to survive and to thrive. What better way to raise awareness than to show the actual faces behind the disease; to build a wall with our pictures and our stories. To learn a bit more about each person below and what celiac disease means to them, mouse over their picture (or tap the pic if you’re on mobile).

Please do your share in raising awareness by adding YOUR FACE and YOUR STORY. Just fill out this form

[Last updated: June 11, 2022. Currently on the Wall: 1,699Keep ’em coming.]

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Who I am. And who I'm not.

Who I am. And who I'm not.

I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.

I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.

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