Kindergartener Bullied Because Of His Food Allergies

Kindergartener Bullied Because Of His Food Allergies
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Owen Kellogg, now 7 years old, suffers from food allergies- mainly to tree nuts and peanuts. Because of this allergy, he is prone to bullying.

The first time he was ever picked on because of his nut allergy was back in kindergarten. The fellow student threatened to force the kid to eat a peanut, potentially inhibiting him from breathing and possibly causing death.

Kids get taunted for having food allergies from a very early age. An allergy is basically a disorder of the immune system, a hypersensitivity disorder to be exact.

The most severe allergic reactions can result in anaphylaxis aka anaphylactic shock- resulting in throat swelling, rash, and low blood pressure in seconds.

The Kelloggs have moved from school to school in search of a safe place for Owen to attend- a school that is willing to provide a peanut-free environment. Finding such a school is not as easy as it seems. About 8% of children suffer from some sort of food allergy or another and there is no real cure.

All that can really be done is avoiding the food all together and hoping that the child maybe grows out of it. The bullying tends to lower confidence, self-esteem, and causes the children to experience depression and a reduction in academic performance.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Alexia LaFata

Over 160 Children Have Died While Building ‘Terror Tunnels’ For Hamas

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, 31 tunnels leading into Israel have been discovered — and a 2012 paper blames Hamas and relentless child labor for their creation. A paper in the Journal of Palestine Studies reports that Hamas is responsible for 160 children dying while digging “terror tunnels” under Gaza. Author Nicholas Pelham monitored police […]

Also On Elite

Envision

This 17-Year-Old Guy Perfectly Imitates Female Celebrities On Instagram (Photos)

There’s a 17-year-old male Instagram user named Liam – or Waverider – who dresses up as modern-day celebrity moguls, and he is officially my favorite person. We all take fashion inspiration from celebrities, but this guy nails it, posing exactly like Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner and more. He tells Metro, Well, I first got the idea […]

Entertainment

Joan Rivers Gives The Most Epic Rant About Israel And Palestine Yet (Video)

Joan Rivers is sick of all the animosity Israel is getting for defending itself under attack. TMZ asked the comedienne and author of the recently released autobiography, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” for her opinion on whether Israel is responding with too much violence, and Rivers wasn’t very sympathetic to Palestine’s hundreds of civilian casualties. […]

Film

Epic! Someone Compiled Every Robot Fight Scene From The ‘Transformers’ Movies

People go to see the “Transformers” movies for one thing and thing only: insane robot action. Whoever made this supercut video is well aware of this fact. This video features every robot fight scene from Michael Bay’s opuses. In these movies, humans always get in the way. No one cares about their cobbled together storylines […]

Life

What Makes America, America: 14 Things The US Does Differently

We say we have wanderlust. So we travel to Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond. But then we start missing WiFi. And friendly strangers. And wearing sweatpants in public. And everything in abundance. America has plenty to celebrate (as it did this July 4th weekend!) a lot of which we take for granted. There’s not just […]