Sarah Johnston is advocating for Halloween participants to give out non-food products alongside the traditional treats for those children with allergies and medical challenges that don’t allow for them to eat candy. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

VIDEO: Teal Pumpkins promote inclusive Halloween

Sarah Johnston says the Teal Pumpkin Project offers children with severe allergies an opportunity to enjoy Halloween like other children

Seven-month-old Sullivan Johnston may never enjoy Halloween like other children.

Living with severe food allergies, his mother Sarah says the once hospitalized child may not be able to eat the traditional holiday snacks as he grows into holidays like Halloween. She hopes families will consider the Teal Pumpkin Project, an initiative promoting non-food alternatives on the spooky holiday for children like her son.

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