A third grader from St. Pius school, has been busy raising money for the Celiac Disease Center in Chicago.

Both she and her mother, Cassandra, have been diagnosed with celiac disease. After their diagnoses, the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago send both of them care packages. The packages contained a variety of gluten-free food and lots of helpful literate about celiac disease and eating gluten-free. Caroline’s package even came with a stuffed animal.

Since the care package program of the Celiac Disease Center is funded only by donations, Caroline decided she wanted to raise money to help them help other celiacs like her and her mother.

“She came to me and asked if she could make and sell pony tail holders with ribbons. She wanted the money to be used to send another little girl or boy a care package and stuffed animal,” said Cassandra. “She made all the items herself, sold them for $4.00 each, and collected over one hundred dollars!”

Dr. Stefano Guandalini is the founder of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. At her annual appointment with him, Caroline told him about how and why she wanted to raise money to help.

Celiacs helping celiacs. :)

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