Hello, My name is Renee Hoak and I was "first" diagnosed with celiac disease when I was 16. I say "first" in such a way because I feel like my doctors don't really know what to tell me anymore. I gained over 40lbs in 2 years, was getting sick all of the time and had test after test done on me. So now I am following the celiac diet and have lost weight after 4 years and still trying to deal with this disease. Other than that, I am in cosmetology school eager to work and live my life!