By Jacob, age 11
It was June 5 2020. My sister, mom and I went for our run. My dad was at work. Afterwards, my mom came home from the grocery store because we needed some food. She bought these healthy bars that were sesame free and gluten free. But they weren’t flax free. I am anaphylactic to all nuts and seeds. And I ate the whole thing. My tongue was itchy, my throat was itchy, and I started throwing up. My mom (who is a nurse) gave me my usual EPI pen, and I thought all was good. But it didn’t stop. My mom brought me to the hospital, and gave me MORE epinephrine, and I almost got sick because of it. Thankfully, all the medicine did work. After that, we had to go to my uncle’s apartment for a week, while my dad had to stay at the house, because we were doing major renovations. Then my birthday came around. Even though I couldn’t see my friends, my parents still brought the fun.
I got a gaming keyboard and mouse. Even though this pandemic has had its ups and downs, I still made a lot of memories.