Zoe is 9 years old and has celiac disease.
9-year-old Zoe is still getting used to her new gluten-free diet. Luckily, we have lots of love and encouragement here at Kids Central!
How long have you been gluten-free?
What symptoms did you have?
I had a stomachache all the time and I was always tired.
How do you feel now?
I feel better because I'm not as tired as much. I feel sad because I cannot share food with my friends.
What's the hardest part about being gluten-free?
Making sure my food is not cross-contaminated and explaining to people that I can't eat gluten.
What's the best part about being gluten-free?
The best part is that I get my own food. It makes me feel special.
What's your favorite thing to do?
I like to play hockey and I like to play with my friends.