Boy Who Can’t Eat: Joshua, 9, Could Die If He Eats Or SMELLS Normal Food

Many pre-teen boys have an unimaginative diet, but for one young man a simplistic menu is not a matter of choice, but of life and death.

Nine-year-old Joshua from New York suffers from a rare disease called eosinophilic esophagitis which means that he is fatally allergic to nearly all foods.

Pizza, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; any snack a normal nine-year-old might dream up is off the cards for Joshua, whose reactions can range from vomiting and diarrhoea to anaphylactic shock.

Even the scent of food could be lethal for him, meaning that his parents must cook meals for the rest of the family on a patio grill.

His dad, Brant, told Anderson Cooper: ‘The hardest thing for me is that he cannot eat what we eat.’

Below is a video of his parents explaining Joshua’s situation

The only thing Joshua can eat on a day-to-day basis is baby food. Other than that he gets his nutrients from a doctor-prescribed formula fed through a tube into his stomach.

Joshua is home-schooled by his mom, Cara, because of his life debilitating disease. ‘Every morning Joshua wakes up at 6.45 and usually it’s because he hears the school bus,’ she said.

‘Sometimes he cries when he looks out the window because he can’t be on that bus, he will never be on that school bus with those kids.

‘Right now I am looking at a future for Joshua with absolutely no cure. Every day he is alive is a miracle.

‘There’s not a minute that goes by that I’m not afraid.’

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  3. jimoh Adams Reply

    Jimoh Adams from nigeria His parent should be praying for him vividly bcos there is notting God can never do.then maybe his parents should introduce friits to him

  4. Anonymous Reply

    this could be the work of evil spirit , when they attack humans no doctors on earth can cure it but it can be cured by Cross , Rosary and Holy water . No priest can do this except Memhir Girma of Ethiopia in Adds Ababa .

  5. Anonymous Reply

    efrem -may 2 2014. Definitely there is a presence of evil spirit , in a situation like this no doctors on earth can cure it, but it it can be cured by a Cross , Rosary and Holy Water . No priest on earth can do this except Memhir Girma of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa , . Take him there he will be cured. Go do it fast .

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Take him to Memher Girma God is going to heal him

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