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10-year-old Las Vegas boy allergic to nearly all foods

Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 21:15:25-04

A mother and son in Las Vegas are struggling through the boy's debilitating food allergies.

Dallas Webb is a 10-year-old boy with a rare auto-immune disease called eosinophilic esophagitis.

It makes him allergic to nearly every food there is.

Dallas can't eat protein, carbohydrates or fats, and the condition creates several other medical difficulties as well.

"It's like whenever he eats food, it attacks him," said Cheris Hill, Dallas's mother. "It gives him the feeling of self versus self."

Hill struggles every day to piece together meals for Dallas to eat.

She relies on a hypoallergenic nutrition powder, and a bevy of other supplements.

Hill says Dallas often lacks energy and doesn't leave the house much.

He does his schooling online, something he's passionate about.

When asked what he likes about school, Dallas said, "I get to speak to my teachers and I don't have any people bullying me, plus it's a better education."

Financially, Hill receives welfare and assistance from family.

So far, there is no cure to the disease.

It took Hill years of trial and error to learn virtually everything there is to know about her son's health.

She wants other parents with sick children to know that understanding what's going on is a key to easier days ahead.