Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Allergy Support Group

On Monday, May 9th at 6:30 pm, Dr. Shelly Flais will be the guest speaker at the upcoming POCHA of Will County support group meeting for families with food allergies. Her presentation is entitled "Navigating the Psychosocial Aspects of Our Kids' Food Allergies at Home, School and in Restaurants."

POCHA of Will County stands for Parents Of Children Having Allergies. The group meets several times throughout the year to discuss issues unique to families raising children with food allergies.

Two of Dr. Flais's four children have been living with food allergies for years and she understands the concerns and challenges facing parents from a personal as well as professional perspective.

Dr. Flais along with her husband, allergist Michael Flais are the medical advisors for the group.

POCHA meets at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Illinois and further meeting details, location, and driving instructions can be found at their website:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great event for parents of children with food allergies. I have a dear friend who's daughter has several allergies, and it's been such a struggle for their family when it comes to childcare, etc. On another note, I'd like to connect with you about a CDC campaign I'm working on for Asthma Awareness Month. As a top pediatric blog, your support and advice would be extremely helpful for parents of children with asthma.