Celiac disease runs in my family. My mom, brother, two aunts and a cousin all have it. My aunt now owns a cafe specialising in gluten free cooking as she and her pastor's wife, who works there part time, are both celiac.
When my mom was diagnosed about 12 years ago, she didn't know anyone else with it (except her grandmother). She started taking her own food to church potlucks, and it was discovered that several other people were also gluten free and had simply not been coming, so they were able to do their own mini GF potluck.
My brother was 7 when he was diagnosed. It was so hard for