The Teal Pumpkin Project
Knox and Cole are best friends and have been since they were two years old. There are many things they have in common and some things that are very different. Knox, for instance, is a vegetarian — and when Cole turned 8 years old, he learned that he was seriously allergic to nuts and eggs. This was challenging at first but with the support of his family and friends, Cole was able to find ways to make sure he never contacted nuts or eggs. But when he realized that Halloween treats often contained nuts, he wasn’t sure what to do about Trick or Treating with Knox. And then he learned about the Teal Pumpkin Project, which turned everything around for him — and his best friend.
This story is helpful for working through the difficulties of allergies.
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Teal Pumpkin Project
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