At the age of 2 years old, Aidan was diagnosed with a disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) which is an allergic inflammatory disease and causes elevated eosinophils in the esophagus. These eosinophils (or white blood cells) attack Aidan’s esophagus, destroying the tissue. There are a variety of symptoms that are associated with EoE, including severe inflammation, food impaction, vomiting, failure to thrive and poor appetite.
Aidan was 7 years-old in March and we are still trying to determine what his triggers are. We travel to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital every 3-6 months for scopes and biopsies of his esophagus and stomach. His diet changes constantly and he takes several medications daily to help with the inflammation. There is currently no cure for EoE so our hope for Aidan is that we can determine what his triggers are, remove those (if possible) and treat with medication.Beneficiaries List