Photo Gallery: Lemon Lime Challege at the Aventura Mall

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Alisa Kaydanova, 6, of Hallandale Beach, left, wrinkles her nose after biting into a lime segment while taking the Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge with her friend, Nicole Sibileva, 5, of Aventura, center, and her brother, Roman Kaydanova, 2, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Aventura Mall. The mall hosted the inaugural Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge to create awareness of kids living with allergies and of Dr. Kari Nadeau’s clinical trial, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, for youngsters with allergies. Miami teen Ben Bernstein coordinated the event; he took part in the trial, which is not FDA-approved. “I was cured of my allergies — to cashews, walnuts, pistacios and pecans — in the trial, and I want to help other kids,” says Ben, 15. When participants in the challenge bit into a lemon or lime, they experienced a similar shock or sensation as those with food allergies — an instant feeling of itchiness and pain throughout the body and/or the fear of anaphylaxis shock, he said.

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Charlotte Garoute, 10, left, and her cousins, sisters Leila Garoute, 12, and Naya Garoute, 10, all of Miami, react dramatically after chewing on lemon segments during the Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Aventura Mall. The mall hosted the inaugural Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge to create awareness of kids living with allergies and of Dr. Kari Nadeau’s clinical trial, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, for youngsters with allergies. Here’s how the girls described the experience: “It was sour,” said Naya. “It was gross,” said Leila. “It was intense,” said Charlotte.

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Sy Gordon of Hollywood, feels the zing of sourness after tasting a lime segment during the Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Aventura Mall. “I’m a sugarholic, and it was missing a little sweet,” said Gordon, 90. The mall hosted the inaugural Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge to create awareness of kids living with allergies and of Dr. Kari Nadeau’s clinical trial, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, for youngsters with allergies.

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Ben Bernstein, 15, of Miami, flashes a big smile after chewing a lemon segment during the Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Aventura Mall. The mall hosted the inaugural Food Allergy Lemon Lime Challenge to create awareness of kids living with allergies and of Dr. Kari Nadeau’s clinical trial, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, for youngsters with allergies. Ben coordinated the event, having taken part in the trial, which is not FDA-approved. “I was cured of my allergies — to cashews, walnuts, pistacios and pecans — in the trial, and I want to help other kids,” he said.
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