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Create a meal free of the top 8 food allergens plus corn with Samantha

    1. Susan McArthur
    2. Petition by

      Susan McArthur

      Cape Coral, FL

The Iron Chefs need to do a culinary challenge - trying to create a meal without using the top 8 food allergens plus corn. These include milk, soy, eggs, wheat, nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, and corn.

My daughter Samantha suffers from a rare, incurable white blood cell disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). This rare disease has caused her to lose all food from her diet except white potatoes. She suffers severe food allergies. She is fed through a g tube in her stomach with a special formula. Samantha is an aspiring chef and takes culinary classes.

More than 15 million people worldwide suffer from food allergies and they would love to see a show like this to know there are options out there and that they are not alone.

It is her dream to become a chef and to watch Iron Chef America create something without the top allergens.

Let's get her on the show to watch them do this in person and make her dream come true!


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    Reasons for signing

    • Jane'L McFarland SHELTON, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      My son, who also loves to cook and watch Iron Chef, was just diagnosed with EoE. I had never heard of it before and neither has anyone I have come across since his diagnoses. I am scared for what the future holds for my son. With more awareness and support for this disease, it will help this journey feel less lonely.

    • Rick Stevenson PRESCOTT, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      So many people with allergies out there, this could help bring some attention to the problems they face every day.

    • nanci stein ORANGE, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      My grandson has EoE. More people need to be made aware of this disease

    • emily ahlvin ALBANY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      my daughter also has EoE, although not as severe.

    • John Riddell EUGENE, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      How could it not be important to anyone?


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