Thank you for always supporting me. Without you, I would not feel nearly so confident going through life with food allergies. You’ve packed so many safe lunches for me, ordered so many nut free chocolates, and had so many meetings with teachers to explain my allergies and to keep me safe at all times. When I was younger, you made sure I had a treat of my own when the rest of my classmates were having a cupcake to celebrate someone’s birthday (and mine was always better). My whole life, you have planned every meal meticulously so that I was never without something safe to eat, and you have taught me to plan ahead too. You’ve inspired me to speak up for myself and to be confident. Thank you for being my superhero, Mom!