Eating Isn’t Always Easy: Ben’s Story about his Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Ben has been having a hard time. Ever since he can remember, his two sisters and his parents eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and they seem to be fine. But not Ben. When he eats, he often has stomach aches, experiences gagging, and worse yet, he vomits. It seems to him that eating is not a very fun thing at all. Then he is diagnosed with a condition that is hard to pronounce, but the doctor says it’s good that they know what it is so that she can help Ben learn to manage his illness.

A children’s book to help children who have eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or similar conditions gain understanding of what they may experience during the treatment process and how the condition can affect their feelings and daily lives. It teaches that they are not alone, there are other children who have similar experiences. For ages 4-8

© 2012 Nancy S Rotter and Qian Yuan
Audience: Children, Parent