Toddler from war-torn Ukraine needs a sponsor


Daniel suffers from complications of celiac disease and needs to come to the United States for medical attention.

Daniel lives with his mom and dad on the outskirts of Kyiv, where fighting at times has been intense.  His mom struggles to find gluten-free food to nourish Daniel. Medical care is less available since war injuries of soldiers and civilians are of the utmost importance.

The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston is ready to assist the family upon arrival. However, he and his mom can’t come to the US without a sponsor.  A sponsor is someone who can fill out the necessary paperwork the US government requires and have some financial responsibilities as well. To read more, go to

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Lee Graham at:

Thank you for your consideration,

Jenifer, Susie, and Lee

Jennifer Iscol, President,Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California

Susie Flaherty, MA, ATR-P, Communications Director for the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

Lee Graham, Executive Director, National Celiac Association