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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 12:19:24 AM »
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Posted: Jun 29th, 2011 at 07:24 pm   



Yes. But the information I recently read still indicated it was food induced anaphylaxis so I just wanted to read the source that said they were investigating a sting induced anaphylaxis. 
 

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 12:28:08 AM »
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http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-woman-dies-of-allergic-reaction-after-eating-nutella-at-tel-aviv-restaurant-1.374529

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A 26-year-old woman died Thursday morning due to a severe nut allergy prompted by eating chocolate spread at a Tel Aviv restaurant, after the staff promised her the chocolate did not contain nuts.

Hen Efrat, an Eilat resident, was with her friends at a Tel Aviv restaurant last week when they ordered a Belgian waffle with ice cream and chocolate.


26-year-old Hen Efrat.

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According to her friends, she told the waitress that she was allergic to nuts and asked her to make sure the chocolate spread was not Nutella, which contains nuts. Efrat repeatedly asked the waitress to make sure the chocolate was nut-free, and even told her that she could die from it if it did indeed contain nuts.

Once Efrat began eating the dessert she realized the chocolate spread did contain nuts, and was immediately taken to a Tel Aviv hospital after she had a severe allergy attack.

After several hours she suffered from shortness of breath and lost consciousness. Doctors tried to stabilize her condition for several days but her condition worsened and on Thursday she was declared brain dead. Her family agreed to donate her organs.

Efrat's mother said Thursday that her daughter was very aware of her condition and was always extremely careful to check that her food did not contain nuts, and said the restaurant staff lied to her. "They poisoned my daughter." she said.

 

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 12:30:51 AM »
JR
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Posted: Aug 2nd, 2011 at 02:01 pm   



Matthew Lee
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43975151/ns/local_news-los_angeles_ca/
Beating Witness Dies of Food Allergy: Reports

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updated 8/1/2011 7:16:02 PM ET 2011-08-01T23:16:02
Font: +-[Update.: 3:28 p.m.] One of Bryan Stow's friends who witnessed the opening day attack against Stow at Dodger Stadium has reportedly died.

KFI AM reported Monday that Matthew Lee, 26, died Sunday due to an allergic reaction to peanuts. Authorities close to the case told the Los Angeles Times that Lee had an allergic reaction after eating a salad.

Earlier in the day, Lee was identified as a witness via documents filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Earlier in the day, Lee was identified as a witness via documents filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

If anyone comes acrosss a photo of him, please post the link (so far all the ones on the articles have been of Bryan Stow I think) or if anyone sees information if this salad was prepared at home or in a restaurant. 


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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 12:36:30 AM »
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Posted: Aug 4th, 2011 at 11:25 am   


:-[
Christopher Hindley
Tragedy of young dad killed by milk allergy after a holiday meal

Rhiannon McDowall

August 03, 2011

A man with severe food allergies died after eating a meal made by friends on holiday.

Christopher Hindley, 35, of Lord Street, Bollington, went into anaphylactic shock on May 27, 2010, a month before his second child was born.

Bolton Coroner’s Court was told he was allergic to dairy produce but it wasn’t known which ingredients triggered the fatal reaction.

At an inquest Neil Harris said they were on a regular golfing holiday to St Andrews in Scotland.

They ate ‘poor man’s oysters’ – a South African dish made with sausage – and spaghetti bolognese in their rented cottage 15 minutes before Mr Hindley felt unwell.

He said: "Chris complained of shortness of breath and that he didn’t feel well.

"He went back to his room and asked for help using his EpiPen, then he asked me to call an ambulance."

Friends used the EpIPen – an insulin injection used to treat allergic reactions – and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before the ambulance arrived, but Mr Hindley died soon after at hospital in Dundee.

A pathologist at Royal Bolton Hospital said anaphylaxis was the probable cause of death. Mr Hindley, who also suffered from asthma and underlying kidney disease, was being treated by allergy expert Professor Adnan Custovic, who told the court that microscopic amounts of dairy produce could have triggered the reactions.

He said: "We do not know the dose which will promote an allergic reaction for milk. We do know the threshold is extremely low – microgrammes."

Mr Hindley’s wife Joanne said they had discovered he was allergic in 2003 when he had a severe reaction to an omelette and he had reacted to buttermilk the week before he died.

She said: "He had a really bad reaction, he went up and slept for about 24 hours but then he was okay.

"Two or three days later he was back to normal again."

Recording a narrative verdict, Alan Walsh, deputy coroner for Manchester West, said: "On the balance of probability, Mr Hindley died from the ingestion of food containing dairy products. We do know that his food that evening was prepared with tomato powder which was brought from South Africa. The evidence is that it is not unusual for pre-prepared tomato products to contain milk powder and it's also commonly found in sausage."

Mr Hindley’s father Stephen, who lives in Bolton, said: "His friends did everything they could do. It’s particularly important that they do not feel in any way to blame."

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1454496_tragedy-of-young-dad-killed-by-milk-allergy-after-a-holiday-meal-
 
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 12:39:34 AM »
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Posted: Aug 4th, 2011 at 6:49 am 


:-[  :-[  :-[ This is beyond horrible and I hate to post it (even more than I hate to post the other stories) but we don't want to ever forget Julie Cirella.

Prosecutor: NY mom said daughter should die
By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press – Jul 25, 2011 
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Long Island woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter fed the girl food she was allergic to and then tried to kill herself after leaving a note that said her daughter "should die."

Authorities say Veronica Cirella of Plainview was found Saturday lying near her daughter, Julie, with a cord around her neck. The little girl, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was found hours before she was to have participated in a cousin's wedding as a flower girl.

Prosecutors said in a statement, "There was a certain protocol that should have been followed as far as giving care for the allergy" that Cirella didn't take.

Cirella was still in the Nassau University Medical Center on Monday afternoon. Her lawyer denies the accusations.

Cirella is due back in court Wednesday.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iP-1RBmTMigrzXTfmTL_GQNelq-w?docId=be119eb90ccb45bfbc8d7e3195754527


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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 12:42:44 AM »
JR
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Posted: Aug 12th, 2011 at 10:36 am 


:-[
Molly Giles
Sunshine Cup will keep Molly memories alive
7:00pm Thursday 11th August 2011

By Amanda Williams
SHE SMILED her way through a host of allergies and refused to let her health complaints bring her down.

Now, thanks to friends at her school, the memory of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Molly Giles will be able to live on forever.

The 10-year-old, from Didcot, passed away earlier this year after suffering a huge anaphylactic shock.

Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction to certain foods, insect stings or drugs, which results in rapid chemical changes in the body, and Molly passed away within hours of going into shock.

Mother Rebecca Leighton, 32, said Molly was severely allergic to nuts and had a spoonful of a curry which unbeknown to them contained cashew paste.

She said: “We knew Molly was allergic but she had never had an attack before that night.

“She only had one spoonful and we reacted as soon as we realised.

“But it all happened so quickly.”

Ms Leighton and Molly’s father Chris Giles, 41, who also have an eight-year-old son, Thomas, said their popular daughter was known and loved by all for her sunny attitude.

Ms Leighton said: “Molly was great. Just full of life and lots of fun.

“She was always happy. She was very popular at school and everyone talks about how they will always remember her wonderful smile.

“She had a few health problems.

“She had very severe allergies, she was asthmatic, and had very bad eczema.

“Sometimes it was so bad it would cover her from head to toe.

“But she never moaned or complained. She just got on with it and kept smiling.”

In testament to Molly’s unshakeable cheerfulness, staff at Northbourne School, Didcot, have raised enough money to dedicate a memor-ial bench to her and plan to launch the Sunshine Cup, an award for children who keep smiling through difficult circumstances.

More than £1,000 has already been raised in Molly’s name, with £400 alone being donated at the funeral, and the school has also been responsible for raising more than £700 for the Eczema Society with a fundraising ‘Sunshine Run’.

Ms Leighton said: “We are overwhelmed by it all.

“I can’t describe how it feels to think that Molly will be remembered in this way.

“To think she will live on as an inspiration to other children makes us feel very proud and it offers us some small comfort


http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9188289.Sunshine_Cup_will_keep_Molly_memories_alive/


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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2011, 12:47:30 AM »
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http://m.11alive.com/topstories/article?a=202053&f=1367

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A 10th grader died from anaphylactic shock after eating a chocolate chip cookie on Wednesday.

A release from Stone Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Church said the boy, 15-year-old Jharell Dillard of Lawrenceville, reacted to peanut traces in the cookie. His aunt, who didn't know the cookie contained peanuts, gave it to him outside a Loganville Walmart.

Jharell's peanut allergy caused his throat to swell, restricting his breathing and rendering him brain dead. He was declared dead at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Jharell's parents, Charles and Veronica Dillard, have decided to donate their son's organs, according to the release.


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DS2 (age 5) - soy,legumes, mushrooms, peanuts and tree nuts
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2011, 12:49:53 AM »
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Posted: Aug 18th, 2011 at 01:55 pm 
 

oh my, how horribly sad.   :'(

I just sent this on to our local school nurses.


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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 12:51:44 AM »
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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 01:39 am 
 

Another student dies of food allergies from Kennesaw State University.
Tyler Davis age 20 eating at University cafeteria.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/KSU-Student-Dies-After-Apparent-Allergic-Reaction-20110822-pm-pk


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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 12:53:54 AM »
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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 04:52 am 
 

Oh no. Oh no.


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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 12:55:48 AM »
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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 05:40 am 
 

So sorry for these families.


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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 03:18:10 PM »
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/jan/07/tdmet01-police-chesterfield-student-died-of-allerg-ar-1593556/

They won't say whether there was an epi-pen at school. It makes me wonder if my now 16-yr-old son would have known what a peanut looked like when he was 7.   Why do these things happen?  :-[:-[   And can someone explain to me why this death was classified as "natural causes"?

A 7-year-old Hopkins Road Elementary School student died Monday of a severe allergic reaction after eating a peanut that had been given to her by another student on the playground, Chesterfield County police have concluded.

In a statement released late Friday, police said Amarria Denise Johnson, a Hopkins Elementary first-grader, died of natural causes after going into cardiac arrest at the school at 6000 Hopkins Road. Police said a death certificate filed by a physician listed her cause of death as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis, or life-threatening allergic reaction.

Police said Amarria was given the peanut on the playground during a school recess break by another child who was unaware of her severe allergies.

"Upon realizing what had occurred, Amarria approached a teacher who was monitoring the recess and she was taken to the school clinic," police said in the statement. "A clinic aide was attempting to help Amarria when she stopped breathing."

Responding Chesterfield police officers and fire department paramedics, who were first alerted at 2:26 p.m. Monday, and school personnel performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used a defibrillator on the girl, but were unable to save her, police said. She was declared dead shortly after arriving at CJW Medical Center (Chippenham).

Police said detectives consulted with the Chesterfield Commonwealth's Attorney Office and it was determined that no crime or criminal negligence was committed by the child who shared the peanut, school personnel or Amarria's mother.

"Although not a crime, Amarria's death is a tragedy and the Chesterfield County Police Department expresses its deepest sympathies to her family, classmates and school personnel as they deal with this difficult and painful event," police said in the release.

Police late Friday declined to elaborate on the events leading to Amarria's death or take questions about the investigation.

The state Medical Examiner's Office earlier this week opted not to investigate the cause and manner of Amarria's death or perform an autopsy because it was a medically related accidental death and did not meet the criteria for state investigation, a spokesman said.

A candlelight vigil for Amarria was held Thursday night in the front yard of her mother's home on Manassas Drive in Chesterfield. "I feel blessed that all these people were able to come out to just support us and show their love for Amarria," the girl's mother, Laura Pendleton, told the crowd.

Family members at the vigil talked about a little girl who sometimes said she was "itchy" and would ask for Benadryl when she felt an allergic reaction coming on.

Chesterfield school officials, citing federal health privacy rules, have declined to comment on whether there was an individualized emergency health plan for what to do if Amarria had a severe allergic reaction at school. Such plans are prepared by the child's physician and parents to provide schools with guidance.

Earlier this week, a school spokesman said a little more than 600 students out of a total student enrollment of 60,000 have health plans on file that permit school officials to give them an epinephrine injection if they have an allergic reaction to food, bee stings or latex.

A funeral for Amarria will be held at noon today at Fifth Street Baptist Church at 2800 Third Avenue in Richmond. Burial will follow at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield. In lieu of flowers, family members asked that contributions be made to the Amarria Johnson Fund in care of Wells Fargo Bank.


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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 09:53:29 AM »
I wanted to let you know I've set up a couple of pages on a blog for the Food Allergy Memorial http://foodallergymemorial.blogspot.com/ (it's moved a couple of times and I'll be able to maintain it better if it can just stay in one spot).  I really hope everyone will still contribute to this thread here.  And you are welcome to comment at the blog site as well.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 02:57:43 PM »
Amaya Jean Seraton, 8  :'(

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Amaya Jean Seraton, 8, became the most exquisite angel on February 21, 2012. While Amaya left this world unexpectedly, she was surrounded by those who love her as she made her way to heaven.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/local/obit_detail2.htm?obitid=32570

There are very few details public at this point. 

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A Monocacy Elementary third-grader died Tuesday after experiencing an allergic reaction over the weekend.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display_Comments.htm?section=a1&storyID=132251#postComments
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