Growing up in Woodland, Lisa Shelley remembers the dreadful days of wheezing and sneezing. She suffered from severe allergies and her childhood revolved around scratch tests and allergy shots as a specialist tried to build up her tolerance.

“My parents had to give away our parakeet and cat because I was allergic to them,” she recalls.

The allergy shots continued until she was 10 years old. Through high school, Shelley managed her symptoms by taking Dimetapp tablets.

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