Uche Okorji-Obike is a scientist, wife and mother.
Uche’s daughter, Chimamanda, was diagnosed with cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) and egg allergy at three months old, even though she had been exclusively breastfed. In this book, Uche shares her family’s journey through their daughter’s food allergies – the winding path to a diagnosis; the struggles to manage the consequences; the impact on their relationships; and the unexpected opportunities and the successes.
As a scientist who spent her PhD years studying inflammation, the underlying mechanism that drives allergies, she has applied her research skills to gather the most salient and useful information for families of children with allergies. This combined with her very personal experience has culmulated in this short guide on how children and their families can thrive with allergies. Uche talks about dealing with remarks from friends and strangers alike on her daughter’s skin, the winding path to a diagnosis, the realisation of what was ahead, the impact on her parental expectations and how they are where they are now.
Join me in celebrating the launch of my new book, Thrive Allergy Free, Journey to a life unlimited by food allergies, on Saturday 25th March at 4pm. Please put the date in your diary and pass the information on to your friends and networks.
“I hope everyone that picks up this book learns something new that can help them support someone with allergies, be it their own child, a relative, friend, colleague or neighbour.”
By signing up, you will receive the FREE link to the book launch on the 25th March 2023 at 4pm (GMT)
I will be joined by several guest reviewers and allergy experts including for further insightful discussion into navigating the complex world of allergies and reading extracts from the book.