I had undiagnosed and unexplainable illnesses growing up. Then, I became chronically ill after the birth of my second child and eventually lost 30 pounds in six months. I saw a gastroenterologist and was diagnosed with celiac disease via biopsies and bloodwork. I was 29 years old, struggling with postpartum depression and didn’t know how to even embark on my journey. I was overwhelmed, extremely malnourished, working full-time and had two kids. I dove into research to try and learn as much as possible since my doctor gave me virtually no information or resources. Over the last three years, I’ve made it my mission to not only educate myself, but educate others about celiac disease, especially restaurants. I work to support other celiacs by sharing information I’ve learned along the way. If I can remove some of that trepidation for others then I am fulfilled. Celiac Disease isn’t a death sentence. My diagnosis completely changed my life. Yes, the diet and awareness is transformational, but for the first time since I was seventeen, I am healthy. My bloodwork is normal and I’m healthy. I’m so incredibly thankful to be healthy again and have answers to what was making me sick virtually my whole life. As a community, we can continue educating the world about celiac disease!