Let me introduce myself. My name is Lionel Mugema. I was born in a small hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in the month of June in 1981. My mother tells me mine was a C-section birth and she wanted to name me Caesar.

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in Brussels, Belgium when I was about 6 years.

My family ensured that all my meals were gluten-free. However, now that I am all grown up it has changed. There exists no gluten-free food here in East Africa. The little that comes from South Africa is unusually expensive. Worse, my doctors do not believe an African can get celiac disease!

What do you think?

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