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Author Topic: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions  (Read 17651 times)

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Offline BensMom

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #90 on: August 03, 2017, 12:54:14 PM »
Didn't know discussing in OT was the protocol. I deleted part of my post.

Offline SilverLining

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2017, 08:30:04 AM »
https://globalnews.ca/news/3818707/edmonton-man-dies-after-inhaling-walnut-particles-used-in-sandblasting/

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On Oct. 2, Justin Mathews went to work at the Rossdale fire station. He was there to test the air quality because another company had just been inside sandblasting old lead paint off the walls.

His family said he was inside the building for about 20 minutes when he started having trouble breathing, walked outside and collapsed
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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2017, 06:52:15 PM »
 :-[

so sad...

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2017, 06:51:15 AM »
Itís so tragic and unnecessary. How awful.
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Offline SilverLining

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2017, 08:03:21 PM »
Elijah Hawthorne 3 years old - November 3, 2017

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On November 3rd, 2017, our beloved Elijah was playing peacefully at his pre-k in Harlem, NYC, when he was given a grilled cheese sandwich by an adult at the pre-k, despite them knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy to dairy. Elijah went into anaphylactic shock and was taken to the Pediatric ER at Harlem Hospital, where, tragically, they were unable to save him. Elijah leaves behind his heartbroken mother, Dina, father, Thomas, and his 5-year-old brother Sebastian, as well as dozens of friends and family members who all mourn the loss of his precious young life. Elijah was three years old.

https://www.gofundme.com/sayinggoodbyetoelijah
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Offline SilverLining

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2017, 08:04:23 PM »
I wouldnít normally have posted a gofundme link but itís all Iíve seen. I did send a message to Allergic Living to verify it is authentic.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.  ~~~  Maurice Setter


Offline my3guys

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2017, 08:58:50 AM »
Here's a few more links SL about Elijah:

The preschool he attended has been shut down while they investigate what happened.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/08/boy-dies-after-allergic-reaction/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/09/new-york-city-school-shut-down-after-toddler-dies-after-eating-grilled-cheese.html

Wow this brings me back to when DS was little and anaphylactic to dairy. I was so fortunate to find a preschool that worked so hard with us to eliminate risk and keep his allergens out of the classroom. I was just thinking of the preschool director the other day and then this story broke. I should really write her a note.


Offline SilverLining

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2017, 10:56:51 AM »
Thank you my3guys. Iím glad itís now in the news.

This quote actually made me angry:

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On Wednesday night, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it is ďclosing the Center for Family Services and continuing to aggressively investigate what happened and whether the facility could have done something differently to prevent this tragedy.Ē

Really? Could they have just not given him a sandwich full of his allergen? How much investigating to figure that out?

Maybe they need to check if they could have done something after the fact, like get him his epinephrine faster or call an ambulance faster. But, donít feed children a food they are allergic to shouldnít take much investigating.
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »
I had the same thought SL. Clearly they should have done something differently!

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2017, 12:06:30 PM »
This is a huge story here in NY right now.  Horrible that it happened at all, but Iím glad itís getting so much attention.  :'(
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2017, 09:14:23 PM »
And another one :-[ :-[ :-[ Tanner Sorenson.

http://kutv.com/news/local/severe-allergic-reactions-to-food-skyrocket-researchers-dont-know-why

Apparently, his epipens malfunctioned. I have chills right now. He was 14. Made a mistake, ate a cookie without knowing ingredients.

Offline SilverLining

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2017, 06:06:07 AM »
So sad.
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2017, 06:19:43 AM »
I couldnít even finish reading it.   :'(
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #103 on: November 10, 2017, 07:37:25 AM »
Horribly sad!   :-[

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #104 on: November 11, 2017, 02:01:57 PM »
What a tragedyóboth of them.

It should be noted: Tanner died in January. :í(
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
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