04/16/2012 12:12 pm ET

Inability To Eat Enhances Michigan Girl's Taste For Life

It’s been said that the loss of one sense can strengthen another. When 4-year-old Kaitlyn Garon lost the ability to eat, it was her smile that got stronger.

Diagnosed with a rare and severe food allergy at age 1, the Macomb Township girl has spent the last three years learning to adapt to life with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, an inflammatory condition in which large numbers of white blood cells fill the wall of the esophagus and attack wherever food proteins have touched.


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