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Chicago Third Grader Raises Money for Celiac Disease Center

Celiac.com 06/21/2013 - Caroline, a third-grader at St. Pius school in Chicago her mother, Cassandra, both have celiac disease.

Photo: CC--Hickory HardscrabbleAfter being formally diagnosed at the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago, they each received care package that contained "…lots of gluten free foods, as well as tons of literature about eating gluten free,” said Cassandra. “Caroline’s care package had a stuffed animal in it," she added.

The university's care package program is funded solely by donations, and this knowledge, along with Caroline's appreciation, led to a desire to support the Celiac Disease Center.

Cassandra credits Caroline with a plan to make and sell pony tail holders with ribbons. Caroline made the holders herself, and sold them for $4.00 each, collecting over one hundred dollars in the process.

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Caroline specifically "wanted the money to be used to send another little girl or boy a care package and stuffed animal,” said Cassandra.

Caroline proudly announced her efforts and presented the money at her at her annual appointment with Dr. Stefano Guandalini, founder of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

Dr. Guandalini was "so appreciative and proud of her efforts,” beamed Cassandra. “His kind words to her made our day, and Caroline left feeling great about giving back!”

Principal Daniel Flaherty called Caroline a "…great example for all of us here at St. Pius X Parish School.”

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Fantastic!!

 
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Sometimes children can be our best teachers. What a terrific example Caroline is to other children and adults as well.




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