Owning a dog seemed impossible to a girl with severe asthma, allergies, eczema — and not just a little anxiety. After all, I’d almost died several times from asthma attacks and anaphylaxis from food allergies. Doctors joked that I should live in a bubble or on a sterile boat in the middle of the ocean, only ingesting water and gluten-free crackers. I would laugh at their comments, but inside I ached at the thought of a future without pets.
To read more, head over to the Huffington Post where my essay discussing Bottlenose Dolphins, anxiety, allergies, and my dog (yes, they are all related) was published this morning! So thrilled!
Thanks for reading! ❤