Sammy cooks to raise EOS awareness

Sammy of Year 9 has been cooking up a storm to help raise awareness during National eosinophil (EOS) Awareness Week, from 7 to 13 August.

During National EOS Awareness Week, the community were challenged to try and avoid the top eight common allergenic foods. Sammy participated by cooking morning tea for his Tutor Group, the Baaddo Seals.

“I cooked four flavours of cookies (marble, choc chip, cinnamon and white choc cranberry) and made chocolate blueberry cupcakes. We had fresh strawberries and popcorn. Everything was wheat, egg, nut and dairy free. I did this to raise funds for research into EOS Diseases,” Sammy said.

“People with EOS diseases are allergic to foods like nuts, dairy, wheat, eggs, soy and fish. Eating them can make people very unwell and feel sick. I have this condition and I want to help researchers find answers to the pain and allergies I have and other kids like me have.

“It was so much fun to cook my Tutor Group morning tea and to see everyone enjoy the food I like to eat and that is safe for me. Thank you to Ms Cao who helped me and to everyone who donated to my fundraising page.”

For more information visit the EOS website or visit Sammy’s webpage.