Apr 14, 2009

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


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 Amazon 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 daughter, who is 7-years-old, 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!

9 comments:

erin rogers pickering said...

Congratulations! Your daughter has good reason to be very proud, and you of her. And the sweetness of that question brought tears to my eyes. The little girl trying to look after her mom. beautiful

Amy said...

Congrats to your daughter. She's now been published! And thanks to her for bring attention to celiac disease. Let's hope the President reads the book and thinks about her important question.

Heather @CeliacFamily.com said...

Love it! Congratulations to your daughter. I agree with Erin -- brought tears to my eyes, too.

Stephen said...

so nice! def going to RT this :)

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Dr. Jean Layton said...

Congratulations, My daughters wrote as well, what a wonderful experience

alison - surefoodsliving.com said...

So cute!! Good job Mom!

Nancy of Sisters Three Gluten Free said...

You are truly Blessed to have such a special daughter. One who is wise beyond her years. We can see how concerned she is with your health and the love she has for you. Thank you for sharing this exciting moment of your life with us. I am so thrilled for all of you and know you must be beaming ear to ear!

Cheryl Harris said...

That's so sweet! I'm sure your daughter will treasure the experience of having her letter published.

jgoodfellow said...

How exciting! I'm sure she is more than happy, as you are too! Congrats and thanks for letting us know :) I look forward to reading it.