For anyone who knows me, they know I am NOT tech savvy! So here is my first attempt at an edited podcast with music.. Enjoy!
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Hey everyone, my name is Jamie from EczemaMemoirs.wordpress.com. Thanks for checking out my blog and taking the time to read my material. Having eczema can be a challenge, having a child with eczema is an even bigger challenge. However, building a strong support system to ease the struggles will dissipate those difficulties. Today, I’ll be telling you a little bit about myself and my experiences with eczema. I’ll be talking to you about the people I’ve helped and how they’ve influenced the creation of this blog.
At 26 years old, I’ve had eczema all my life. I was born with a severe condition that luckily, only grew better with time. Because I was born in the 80s, little information was available to my parents to help ease the pain for their baby girl. With today’s information highway, vast resources, and technological advances in medicine, I’ve been able to compile a variety of different treatments for this skin condition onto one blog. I’ve been fortunate to get better with time, but it’s not always the case for people with eczema.
I met a mother named Lacey about 6 months ago. She has an 8-year-old daughter, Lynn. Lacey told me her daughter, who is in the third grade, has been sent home from school on numerous occasions because the eczema around her mouth is so out of control that it cracks and bleeds. The school says they can’t have Lynn around the other children when her eczema has flareups like that.
Lacey ran into me at a grocery store and bravely approached me asking about my eczema. Instead of grocery shopping for myself, I spent nearly an hour with Lacey telling her how changing my diet helped me and what Lynn could try. We walked around finding foods an 8-year-old could still enjoy, despite her struggles with eczema. Lacey was so grateful for my help, she actually started to cry. It was the first time I realized I could help someone, that my story could make a difference in someone else’s life. Lacey and I exchanged contacts and we still keep in touch with each other today. Lynn has been sent home from school only once since her mom changed her diet.
It’s experiences like this once that remind me why eczema memoirs is so important to me. It reminds me of my social responsibility to put these stories and information out there.
This is Jamie with EczemaMemoirs.wordpress.com. Be sure to check EczemaMemoirs.wordpress.com to read more about my experiences, memoirs, and how you can treat your own skin condition. Thanks for listening!
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