Food Allergy Children's Team of Ann Arbor, MI
FACT is a parent-volunteer support and information group for parents of children with food allergies, in the southeast Michigan area.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Our medical advisor, allergist Dr. Ben Song, regularly attends to answer general questions and provide updates on current research.
MARCH 19 Meeting - Demo with Auvi-Q Representative
- Tuesday, March 19
- 2340 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor
- (inside Gretchen's House Child Care)
** IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2013 **
2013 may be a year of transition for FACT and we are earnestly asking our past participants to join us for the first meeting of this year on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm at 2340 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor (in Gretchen’s House Child Care).
After 10 years of hosting meetings, it may be time for Eileen and Regan to, at least in part, pass the torch. As our kids get older and lifestyles change, we have found that we cannot always offer the best advice to new families. Fresh faces with different experiences are so important and we want to provide that to individuals who come to us needing help. We still believe FACT is a very important community service. We have new people coming every meeting who need the help and support of people who have managed food allergies.
Our hope for 2013 is that we can have six different volunteers host one of the six meetings during the year. It would not be a big commitment--basically just be there to run the discussion at the meeting and offer a fresh perspective to families. We have seen over 100 families come to meetings over the years and we hope you will consider helping us continue the services FACT provides.
Sincerely, Regan & Eileen
Message from Medical Advisor, Dr. Ben Song
I wanted to thank both Regan and Eileen for all their years of volunteer service to help families deal with all the different facets that accompany living with food allergies. Their input and advice as well as all the input from each of you have made this group a superb source of information and support.
I will still be available to help out as much as I can and will plan on being at most if not all the meetings to lend medical support. I unfortunately will not be able to attend this upcoming meeting because I'll be on a plane headed home; but I would encourage anyone who has derived any benefit from a prior meeting to consider helping out your fellow families in need. As you all have become more comfortable with the notion of living with food allergies, please think back to the uncertainty you all felt when you were first dealing with the diagnosis. If you felt any measure of support or even simply less isolation, please consider giving back to the next set of families in their hours of need. Only you who have lived through it can truly offer the type of support/reassurance/experience many newcomers need.
All parent meetings held 7:00 - 8:30pm at 2340 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.
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FACT's mission is:
...to provide a supportive group environment for parents of children with food allergies,
...to raise awareness about the prevalence of food allergies and the challenges of raising a child with food allergies, and
...to inform and educate parents, caregivers, peers, and educators about safely caring for children with food allergies.
FACT is a volunteer support group of concerned parents sharing practical information. The information discussed and exchanged on this website and at our meetings, including from professional speakers, does not constitute medical and/or legal advice. Individuals should discuss their individual health, medical, and legal questions with their personal medical or legal professional. FACT does not endorse any of the places or products discussed on this website.