“How I was Kicked Out of College Because of My Allergy” By Kelsey Hough AKA The Crunchy Cook

How I was Kicked Out of College Because of My Allergy. Please read and share this post, it was written by a friend of mine who has a severe and life-threatening peanut allergy and was basically driven out of her dream school because they felt her allergy was too much trouble to deal with. Kelsey is an amazing girl who deserves to be able to go to school. She’s never had the option to say that this allergy of hers is too much trouble and just stop dealing with it. I find it appalling that the Chancellor would treat her with such open hostility. Of course the world will never be completely safe, accidents happen, people make mistakes, Kelsey has to deal with other peoples’ mistakes all the time. But a school should care about its students enough to at least make an effort to try to keep them safe, rather than driving them out because they’re afraid of the liability. I hope that by spreading the word about this incident, UW and other schools will become more aware of the need to provide a safe environment for people with allergies. Kelsey is not the only person out there with allergies like this, and people like Kelsey should not have to feel like school is not an option for them because of their allergies.

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4 thoughts on ““How I was Kicked Out of College Because of My Allergy” By Kelsey Hough AKA The Crunchy Cook

    • Hi Kelsey, I’m working with a project that deals with helping students with allergies manage in colleges, and hopefully creating an awareness in colleges of these students needs. Would you be willing to be interviewed over the phone for about 20-30 minutes by a group of students? Thank you!

      • Hi Susan. Kelsey here (just have a different last name these days). I love that you’re working on creating awareness! I’m not interested in a phone interview, but I might be interested in a short email interview. If that would work with your project there’s a contact form on my blog, and you’re welcome to email me more information about your project and what sort of information you’re looking for. (Just click on my name at the top of this comment.)

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