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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #105 on: November 12, 2017, 10:20:13 AM »
From Elijah’s parents:

"My wife Dina and I spend hours reading your messages. They are a lifeline during this horrible time period. We are moved to tears to know that we are not alone, both in our heartbreak and in our concern for safety around allergies in schools. We also want to say that while we remain absolutely devastated over the loss of our sweet son Elijah, the outpouring of love from across the country has inspired us to ensure that his death did not happen in vain. As Elijah’s parents, we will use our voices to draw attention to *completely preventable* life-threatening allergic reactions in U.S. daycares and schools. These preventable tragedies must come to an end. Every day since Elijah left us has been so painful. We come home to an apartment that has an eerie kind of emptiness. It is filled with his toys, his pictures on our walls, and the sounds of one child, the other missing. Elijah’s brother Sebastian asked us how we could go see his baby brother in Heaven, "Can we ride a rocket ship to reach to him?" he asked, and our hearts broke all over again. The reality hits us, subsides, and then hits us again, and our hearts break each time. Your messages of love, support, and shared experiences are holding us up. We may be too overwhelmed to respond to everyone, but we want to thank you. Focusing on advocacy for other children like Elijah gives us hope. You give us hope. While we can no longer protect Elijah, hold him in our arms, or kiss his sweet little face, we can still fight for kids like him. And that’s exactly what we intend to do. With Gratitude and Determination,
Elijah’s Parents, Dina & Thomas"
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #106 on: November 12, 2017, 06:09:50 PM »
Elijah’s  Dad spoke on local TV the other day.  It was so hard to watch.  :'(
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #107 on: January 10, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #108 on: January 11, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »
I belong to a group his mom runs.  She’s amazing.

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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2018, 09:49:04 PM »
So, so awful.  When will the FDA wake up?  Her poor family.  :'(
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #111 on: June 27, 2018, 11:34:09 PM »
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RIP Sadie Bristow
« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2018, 10:24:06 AM »
Sadie Bristow
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/whitstable/news/shock-as-tennis-talent-nine-dies-from-allergic-reaction-189300/

Note that the words intolerance and allergy are used interchangeably here.  I have to wonder if they didn't realise just how serious their daughter's condition was.  Another source says the location they visited uses milk products in their gardening. 

Also, 16 doses of Epi?  Wow, I wonder if that's an exaggeration, but it could be possible over time as a critical lifesaving attempt; doctors and paramedics can go through a lot of Epi in emergencies. 

So sad.   :'(
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Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Reply #114 on: September 23, 2018, 08:28:36 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-45617845

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed during a flight from Heathrow to Nice on 17 July last year.

Despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, Natasha, from Fulham, London, died within hours, West London Coroner's Court will hear.

Pret a Manger said it was "deeply saddened" by the death.

Natasha's father, Nadim Ednan-Laperouse, said in a statement: "It's a daily battle and the pain is indescribable."

Mr Ednan-Laperouse, the founder of Wow Toys company, said: "As a family now of three, my wife, son and I are still trying to adjust to life without our beloved girl.

"Everything we say and do is a reminder that she isn't with us - her empty bedroom, school uniform hanging in her wardrobe, her holiday bag packed for her holiday in Nice has never been unpacked. We can't bear to."

A spokesperson for Pret said: "We were deeply saddened to hear about Natasha's tragic death, and our heartfelt thoughts are with her family and friends."

Image caption Natasha had eaten a baguette just before boarding the flight to Nice
Natasha ate an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette bought from the main Pret a Manger shop in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, said the family's solicitors, Leigh Day.

It is believed the sesame was baked into the baguette, rather than contained in seeds on its crust, said Pret.

The teenager collapsed on the British Airways flight and later died in hospital in Nice.


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