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Teen with Celiac Takes to Twitter to Get the Attention of Ellen DeGeneres

 
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6/13/2013

In 2009, 14-year-old Dominick Cura was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Since then, he has worked hard to raise celiac awareness in his local community.  He started his own blog and even self-published his own cookbook, Eternally Gluten-Free: A Cookbook of Sweets and Inspiration, From a Teen!  Now, Cura is ready to kick it up a notch and launch his awareness efforts on a national scale. 

Cura is calling for the gluten-free community to help him gain the attention of TV personality and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.  Frustrated by misinformation in the media about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, Cura believes appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will help him correct information and spread his message of celiac awareness to a national audience, rather than just in his hometown. 

You can support Cura’s efforts by spreading the word on Twitter using the hashtag #DomOnEllen.  The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) also encourages you to share the Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist on social media to raise awareness of the many symptoms of celiac.

Learn more about Cura’s efforts from MyBallard.com.

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