I personally don’t have allergies, but I find it inspirational when I meet someone who refuses to let food allergies hold them back. Meet Cara Kelly an 11 year old who, despite being allergic to peanuts, tree nuts. sesame and soy, lives her life to the fullest. Karate has been a huge part of this by teaching her resilience and showing her that she can indeed travel in spite of her food allergies. To prove this she traveled to South Carolina and won two gold medals at the USA National Karate Championship and Team Trials.
These photos were taken for Allergic Living at her dojo, the Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness center in Lynbrook, NY.