CHOP Patient Landon Schultz Featured on Good Morning America
Sometimes a mother just knows. Fallon Schultz knew her son was not a normal eater and she worried about his health, but doctor after doctor reassured her that they were unable to find anything wrong with her son Landon. They explained Landon’s symptoms with claims that ranged from a simple virus to an accusation of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. That all changed once Fallon and her family arrived at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. "They diagnosed him in 10 minutes," she told Good Morning America.
Landon Schultz has a condition known as FPIES, or food protein induced entercolitis syndrome, which causes him to have harsh allergic reactions to some foods. Most FPIES patients will have a few food items they cannot eat, but Landon’s condition is so severe that it only allows him to eat five different things like hypoallergenic yogurt, strawberries and blueberries.
Watch the video below to learn how Landon and his family have come to cope with this difficult diagnosis, and how CHOP was able to provide hope to this family.