Keeping Celiac in Perspective


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  1. There’s an old saying “if you threw your troubles in a pot with everyone else’s, you probably would hope to get your own back..”

    I live at the South Jersey Shore. While I am ok, the devastation is heartbreaking not only down here but up north and in NYC.

    Hard to worry about what I can’t eat or the little bit of an upset stomach I have, when friends lost their homes and so many in my community are in shlelters.

    I dropped food off to one of the local shelfters housing people from Atlantic City. It was staggering how many people where there. Alot of children.

    It’s very sad. But, we are Jersey Strong and will rebuild.

    1. “There’s an old saying ‘if you threw your troubles in a pot with everyone else’s, you probably would hope to get your own back..’ ”

      Amen to that.

      And thanks for the awesome reminder, Dude. It was good to find it in my inbox this morning.

  2. These images remind me why I am so blessed. I’d love to donate to an organization that would help people who are GF. I can’t imagine losing everything and then having to deal with a shelter that doesn’t have any food I could eat. Been asking around with no luck… any thoughts?

    I also heard that ppl in Staten Island are disgusted with the Red Cross and that they aren’t the best ones to donate to. There was an article on NPR this morning about it.

  3. Thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are trying to rebuild right now. I can’t even imagine what those folks are going through. Thanks, Dude, for a little perspective with my morning coffee.

  4. I echo the thoughts that this certainly came at the right time today … Thank you GD and also Linda (that is a really good saying)

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy … it is certainly hard to take in what is having to be dealt with …

  5. Linda’s quote (and I am so glad you are safe, Linda! and my heart goes out to you and all the people of New Jersey) 🙁

    reminds me of the expression …”better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”.

    I am still so sick about NYC. I am so close, yet I have been spared any damage this time. Irene was not nice to us, but it was nothing like what Sandy has done.

    Not sure if anyone has seen this article or not, but it explains how you can help stock a local food pantry with GF supplies

  6. It is astonishing to see such devastation, so widely spread. Well said Dude. I have certainly been counting my blessings this week.

  7. When we donate to food banks and such its always GF, and we make sure the food bank people know about celiac disease so when things go badly celiacs can have something that won’t make things worse.

  8. I have been working to gather information about food banks that are not only accepting gluten-free food but also rationing it out to those who really need it. As of today, there are now five food banks in LI and NYC that are taking these gluten-free donations. If you know of any in NJ, please let me know and I will update. Unfortunately, one NJ food bank cannot take in the gluten-free donations.

    I will continue to keep my website updated with the most recent information:

  9. Thanks for compiling these images, so those of us who have roof’s over our heads, electricity and heat to warm us, remain mindful of the devastation that occurred .. and why it is still important for people to donate whether it be blood, clothing, food, or money. A few gluten-free companies have donated to the relief effort as well and hopefully more will join them. With a nor’ easter heading towards NY/NJ mid-week, my heart goes out to the residents to be safe and stay strong.

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