The Detour Podcast

Stephanie | The Boy Who Couldn’t Eat

October 28, 2019

Can you imagine receiving a diagnosis for your sick child that meant he would not be able to eat food? No food. No birthday cakes, no school snacks or pizza parties. No Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feast or Christmas cookies. Not even a regular sit down family meal. Can you imagine? 

At the age of four, Remington Walls was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This heartbreaking diagnosis meant Remington would not be unable to eat or drink regular food, possibly for the rest of his life.

Rem's mom, Stephanie tells us about this 15 year journey, how their family dealt with this life changing diagnosis and how they managed to get little Rem through that first year and the next 15, as an All-star high school baseball player and now on to college. You also learn why the family is now working to change legislation to support others who need costly supplemental nutrition. You will be touched by this story and inspired to think differently about food, family time and perseverance when "life isn't fair". 

 Home Plate by Stephanie & Remington Walls is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through Now Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/Home-Plate-True-Story-Resilience/dp/173266112X

You can contact Stephanie for information or speaking opportunities at sroosterton@msn.com

Read more about Eosinophil-Associated Diseases at www.apfed.org

 

 

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