Meet Pursey! She is a kitten who cannot drink milk like most kittens. About to head to summer camp, she is nervous and worried about being different. She meets Charlie (an absolutely adorable turtle with glasses) and Olivia (the pretties purple bird out there with diabetes) Together, the three learn a valuable lesson about celebrating differences all while discovering that there are a lot of ways to have fun without food. Pursey’s FPIES Surprise introduces a different kind of food allergy in a fun, educational way.
All proceeds from the book will benefit the International FPIES Association (I-FPIES) to further research, education, awareness and advocacy for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES).
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Kaylee Page sits on the executive board of the International FPIES Association (I-FPIES). She is a featured blogger at I-FPIES offering her perspective on life with FPIES in an ongoing series. Her essay Stillness in the Shadow can be found in It Is a Good Thing Children Are a Treasure: They have Broken All My Other Ones. Post-graduation, Kaylee spent 10.5 months in AmeriCorps aiding those affected by natural disasters at the Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter. Upon returning to the mid-west she worked as Project Manager for C2 Media Productions producing curriculums for Zondervan Publishing. She later joined the team at Pomegranate Studios working on projects such as ArtPrize and 5×5 Night. Her current work is Project Manager at Start Garden; building up the start up ecosystem in the Mid West region. Kaylee spends evenings at the Children’s Healing Center playing with children with compromised immune systems. Kaylee’s four great loves are her bright-spirited daughter Bella, books, new recipes and living room dance parties.