Alison Burgos (left) was facing a crisis after years of being overweight and fighting rheumatoid arthritis, she was forced to use a wheelchair and undergo a knee replacement. But then she turned to a full vegan diet. She lost more than 65 pounds (with still more to go) and has begun an odyssey to change the way diners thing about vegan food. After running an event-management company, she and her wife, Michelle Gaber, started the SEED Food & Wine Festival, which runs for five days, starting Nov. 2.
Alison Burgos (left) was facing a crisis after years of being overweight and fighting rheumatoid arthritis, she was forced to use a wheelchair and undergo a knee replacement. But then she turned to a full vegan diet. She lost more than 65 pounds (with still more to go) and has begun an odyssey to change the way diners thing about vegan food. After running an event-management company, she and her wife, Michelle Gaber, started the SEED Food & Wine Festival, which runs for five days, starting Nov. 2. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com
Alison Burgos (left) was facing a crisis after years of being overweight and fighting rheumatoid arthritis, she was forced to use a wheelchair and undergo a knee replacement. But then she turned to a full vegan diet. She lost more than 65 pounds (with still more to go) and has begun an odyssey to change the way diners thing about vegan food. After running an event-management company, she and her wife, Michelle Gaber, started the SEED Food & Wine Festival, which runs for five days, starting Nov. 2. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com

She was sick, in a wheelchair before she went vegan — then she founded a food festival

October 27, 2016 3:30 PM

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