Louise, volunteer allergy buddy

Louise, volunteer allergy buddy

  • 01 June 2022
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Allergy buddy LouiseLouise has spontaneous idiopathic anaphylaxis, and multiple other severe allergies. We supported her after a nurse recommended us, and she later became a volunteer.

“I started volunteering as an allergy buddy to be there for someone else. I knew how scary the diagnosis and Anaphylaxis could be, and the idiopathic not known part can cause so much anxiety. I’ve also run an adult idiopathic support group, which was great for reassuring and passing on hints and tips.

“I’ve found that helping and supporting allergy buddies has helped me adjust better. It is rewarding when my buddies send me messages to say that hints and tips have worked and that they are doing well. Volunteering for the Anaphylaxis Campaign has been a ray of light in a dark period of my life.”

If you would like to help someone else by being an allergy buddy, please sign up here.