“Why can’t I just be like everyone else?”
If you have a child with food allergies, you’ve likely heard this heartbreaking sentiment from your kid. We’ve all had to console this same child who just wants to put aside his/her food allergies and anxieties even if only for a single day.
Parents would go to any length for the sake of their kids. Food allergy parents often do by preparing safe food, educating others, strategizing for school, holidays, play dates, and celebrations.
But how many of us have done 3,000 burpees for them?
That’s what fellow food allergy parent, Mike Monroe, plans to do on January 25th in order to raise money for ongoing research for a cure for food allergies. Mike’s goal is to raise $50,000 to support cutting-edge research examining novel applications of cellular therapy for the millions of kids with food allergies being explored at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
What’s a burpee, you might ask? It’s a combination of push-up/plank, squat and jump performed in combination. Try one right now! Do another. I think you’ll agree: it’s NOT easy! Mike plans to complete 3,000 of these in under 12 hours.
What can you do to support Mike?
1. Watch this video about Mike’s incredible motivation – his son, Miles:
2. Consider a donation: Every little bit helps get us all closer to a cure for food allergies.
3. Share this post! Please share this with your family and friends, share via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels. Let’s support Mike and researchers to help our own kids and the millions who face life threatening food allergies every day!