A trying medical journey for West Michigan family


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Living life in and out of hospitals for years now, Coleman was 13 when he started having medical problems. Coleman and his mom, Brook Taylor of Star 105.7, sat down with Maranda to talk about that journey.

When Coleman was 13, he suffered a collapsed lung at track practice. That was just the beginning. Years later he started having gastrointestinal issues and was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. It’s an allergic disease of the upper gastrointestinal tract often caused by various allergic triggers, including foods and aeroallergens.

Coleman is very limited on what he can eat. Doctors have him on an elimination diet, to determine what he can eat. Right now he’s got a small list of 20 foods that he could eat.

Brook says she’s done extensive research to help Coleman and urges parents to be advocates for their children, to help them through their journey.

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