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I'm here to talk about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly when it comes to food allergies in middle school.
I am an 11 year old girl just like any other ordinary tween. Only I'm extraordinary because my body has a super power! It knows how to identify and "protect" me by attacking and karate chopping specific food proteins (egg, peanut, various nuts) traveling through my digestive system. Doctors like to simplify my amazing superpower by calling it anaphylaxis -- I know, not nearly as cool as calling it a superpower. 
However, my allergies don't define who I am. They are just a few ingredients in the glorious recipe that makes me, ME! There's so much more to me. My favorite sport is horseback riding (one of the few sports that thank goodness doesn't include eating food - I mean what horse eats a peanut butter sandwich or eggs for lunch?). My favorite animal is an adorable pony I ride named Butter (good thing I'm not anaphylactic to dairy - tha…