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Celiac Disease Mentioned in “Kids’ Letters to President Obama”

Posted Apr 01 2009 12:00am

I am so proud to announce that my daughter’s letter was just published in “Kids’ Letters to President Obama”. This new book was just released today by Random House and can be ordered on or found in stores, including Barnes and Noble in the new humor section. The book contains approximately 200 letters that were selected from the 2,000 letters that were submitted.

My daughter’s letter can be found on page 60 in chapter 3. The chapter is called “I Have a Few Questions, If You Don’t Mind”. I am so happy that not only was her letter selected, but her entire letter was published in the book. She asks President Obama seven questions, and I am so honored that she chose to include celiac disease. Here is the question that mentions celiac disease.

“Are there any foods you can't eat? My mom can't eat gluten because she has celiac disease. Can you make a law so that there are more gluten free foods for people with celiac disease to eat?”

Here is another question she asked.

“Do you ever forget where some of the rooms are in the big White House and get lost?”

For my seven year old daughter, this is the most exciting thing to ever happen to her. I purchased an extra copy of the book to donate to her school library. I know she will have a wonderful time sharing the book with her first grade class, the principal, and school staff. I found out about the request for letters from her school newsletter and submitted the letter in December. This series of books called “Kids’ Letters” is a tradition with every new president, which Bill Adler began when President Kennedy was elected. It is so exciting that my daughter’s thoughts are a permanent part of this historical time!
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