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Posted by: MaryM
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »

I belong to a group his mom runs.  She’s amazing.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »

Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: November 12, 2017, 06:09:50 PM »

Elijah’s  Dad spoke on local TV the other day.  It was so hard to watch.  :'(
Posted by: Macabre
« 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"
Posted by: Macabre
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:01:57 PM »

What a tragedy—both of them.

It should be noted: Tanner died in January. :’(
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:37:25 AM »

Horribly sad!   :-[
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:19:43 AM »

I couldn’t even finish reading it.   :'(
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:06:07 AM »

So sad.
Posted by: my3guys
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:14:23 PM »

And another one :-[ :-[ :-[ Tanner Sorenson.


Apparently, his epipens malfunctioned. I have chills right now. He was 14. Made a mistake, ate a cookie without knowing ingredients.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« 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 I’m glad it’s getting so much attention.  :'(
Posted by: my3guys
« on: November 09, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »

I had the same thought SL. Clearly they should have done something differently!
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:56:51 AM »

Thank you my3guys. I’m glad it’s now in the news.

This quote actually made me angry:

On Wednesday night, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it is “closing 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.”

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, don’t feed children a food they are allergic to shouldn’t take much investigating.
Posted by: my3guys
« 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.



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.

Posted by: SilverLining
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:04:23 PM »

I wouldn’t normally have posted a gofundme link but it’s all I’ve seen. I did send a message to Allergic Living to verify it is authentic.
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:03:21 PM »

Elijah Hawthorne 3 years old - November 3, 2017

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.