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Title: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on August 04, 2011, 06:08:49 PM
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Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:19:24 AM
JR
Member
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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adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema, 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:28:08 AM
SilverLining
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Posted: Jul 21st, 2011 at 04:42 pm   



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.

Photo by: Facebook

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.

 

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~~~ Maurice Setter 
 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:30:51 AM
JR
Member
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

NBCLosAngeles.com
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. 


Jana
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Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema, 
 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:36:30 AM
JR
Member
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-
 
« Last Edited by JR Aug 4th, 2011 at 11:26 am » 

 
Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema, 
 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:39:34 AM
JR
Member
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


Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema, 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:42:44 AM
JR
Member
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/


Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema, 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:47:30 AM
YouKnowWho
Member
Posted: Aug 18th, 2011 at 01:21 pm


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.


USA

DS1 (age 6) - wheat, rye, barley and eggs
DS2 (age 5) - soy,legumes, mushrooms, peanuts and tree nuts
DD1 - (age 1) - NKA/Beef Jerky Junkie

DH - many food intolerances
Me - eggplant, banana, drug allergies
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:49:53 AM
GingerPye
Moderator
Posted: Aug 18th, 2011 at 01:55 pm 
 

oh my, how horribly sad.   :'(

I just sent this on to our local school nurses.


DD, 15 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 12 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:51:44 AM
bjhom2000
New Member
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


Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:53:54 AM
McCobbre
Moderator
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 04:52 am 
 

Oh no. Oh no.


"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore


Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 05, 2011, 12:55:48 AM
my3guys
Member
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 05:40 am 
 

So sorry for these families.


2 children with allergies covering milk, eggs, peanuts,treenuts, soy, oas, seasonal allergies

1 child with chronic reflux
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: BensMom 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.

Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: JR 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.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: TabiCat 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
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: JR on February 26, 2012, 10:08:16 AM
So very sad  :'(
Does anyone know if her allergic reaction was to a food, insect, medication or . . .?
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: CMdeux on February 26, 2012, 10:19:45 AM
It hasn't been publically stated by the family, though in another source, she is identified as being peanut allergic.  No mention of other allergies.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GingerPye on February 26, 2012, 01:01:53 PM
so, so sad.  :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: maeve on February 27, 2012, 01:16:25 PM
Here's a link to a thread in schools where I posted that there was a note in the online guestbook to her obit indicating she had asthma and peanut allergy.

Ruling: Md. need not protect pupils from allergens in school lunch
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: rainbow on June 11, 2012, 10:12:22 PM
Do we have this one?
 
Max Rosland:
http://americannewsreport.com/food-allergy-a-national-and-deadly-problem-8813227.html
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on June 14, 2012, 09:00:45 PM
The article says he survived.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on September 18, 2012, 01:48:20 PM
Not sure if anything about Emma Egerton has previously been posted.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204404/Nut-allergy-girl-killed-mouthful-chicken-curry-local-takeaway-warning-left-menu.html?ITO=1490

Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on February 07, 2013, 02:12:12 PM
Oh, this is so awful. He had not been allergic to peanuts. :'(

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10206759._Instant__peanut_allergy_did_kill_gentle_giant_John_Wild__rules_coroner/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on February 08, 2013, 07:42:47 AM
What that can mean for others is very scary!  How do you know?
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: CMdeux on July 14, 2013, 09:48:51 PM
Oh, this is just so sad:


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/archaeologist-jackie-scott-dies-dig-2020997



 :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SkyScorcher on August 30, 2013, 01:37:14 PM
http://www.kcra.com/parents-of-girl-who-died-of-peanut-allergy-reaction-speak-out/-/11798090/21686610/-/nujcej/-/index.html
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on October 20, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1050419?ref=feeds%2Flatest

Giovanni Cipriano, 14, died October 18, 2013, from anaphylaxis due to a peanut alergy.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on November 22, 2013, 06:12:38 PM
Add Giovanni  Cipriano of NY to the list:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CA8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewyork.cbslocal.com%2F2013%2F11%2F22%2Ffollowing-sons-death-l-i-family-urges-parents-to-come-up-with-food-allergy-plan%2F&ei=PvKPUuXhHIftkQeAxYDYCw&usg=AFQjCNHbl37dmc-u5KRgsjK2NcYKd4R1SA

So terribly tragic. 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: eragon on December 16, 2013, 08:38:19 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524593/Music-teacher-died-nut-allergy-eating-piece-wholegrain-bread.html
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on December 16, 2013, 09:25:30 PM
How sad.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: eragon on December 20, 2013, 06:59:30 AM
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/mothers-agony-as-teenage-girl-dies-from-peanut-allergy-on-city-street-29854519.html#comments
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: yelloww on December 20, 2013, 08:45:40 AM
I was just getting ready to post that one, so terrible.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on December 20, 2013, 12:52:24 PM
Abbie Benford, 15, of Hopkinton, MA, died 12/18/13 at Boston Children's Hospital, the week before her 16th Birthday.

(http://ak-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/cobrands/providence/photos/0001193531-01-1_20131220.jpgx?w=200&h=200&option=1&fc=fff)
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: BensMom on December 20, 2013, 08:36:58 PM
The story of the Irish girl (because it's so detailed) just makes me feel ill. Almost always, more than one thing goes wrong when someone dies from an allergic reaction. In this case, so many things. I'd like to think that ds wouldn't eat anything if he didn't have his epi with him. He always has it, but if he forgot it, I'd hope he wouldn't eat. 

I wish we had more details about Abbie Benford. It helps everyone learn. So many teen deaths. These 15 and 16 yr old girls hit close to home. My girl isn't the allergic one, but she's that age, and well, most of you know what we've been through.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on December 21, 2013, 11:36:07 PM
Shimmer James, - 6 years old, peanut reaction

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/fundrazr-platform/campaigns/e98bf478b5da44a6b73e4e8baaddd526_snapshot.png?cb=1386247457000)

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/eeai9?fb_action_ids=10202660314097805&fb_action_types=fundrazr%253Acomment_on&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%255B128409557334036%255D&action_type_map=%255B%2522fundrazr%253Acomment_on%2522%255D&action_ref_map=%255B%255D
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: CMdeux on March 27, 2014, 11:36:45 PM
Connor Donaldson, Aged 12-- Manchester, UK-- anaphylaxis caused by peanut cross-contamination.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588674/Schoolboy-12-died-severe-allergic-reaction-curry-containing-peanuts-takeaway-staff-assured-family-nut-free.html


The description of this type of anaphylaxis is so frightening-- really, we've seen reactions that were like this-- just the asthma that doesn't respond the way it "should" to a rescue inhaler... then... collapse. 

 :-[
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: twinturbo on March 28, 2014, 12:19:42 PM
FWIW, the investigation found that the balti paste used not only contained traces of nuts but upon analysis was found that, unknown to the restaurant, their supplier of almond powder subbed with peanut to the tune of about 50% presumed to have been done by the manufacturer to use a less expensive product. No epinephrine injector on hand or used but I don't think he was ever truly diagnosed.

 :'(

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In addition the takeaway used almond powder in dishes, which contained 50 per cent peanut powder as suppliers sought to supplement the expensive ingredient with a cheaper nut.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on March 29, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
This is so very sad. So sad.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on March 29, 2014, 09:10:20 PM
FWIW, the investigation found that the balti paste used not only contained traces of nuts but upon analysis was found that, unknown to the restaurant, their supplier of almond powder subbed with peanut to the tune of about 50% presumed to have been done by the manufacturer to use a less expensive product. No epinephrine injector on hand or used but I don't think he was ever truly diagnosed.

 :'(

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In addition the takeaway used almond powder in dishes, which contained 50 per cent peanut powder as suppliers sought to supplement the expensive ingredient with a cheaper nut.

My understanding was also that he had never actually been diagnosed as pa.  But his mother had.  I don't know whether she was carrying epinephrine for herself or not.  If she was, maybe she thought adult strength would be to strong for him.  But, isn't it less common in UK for people with allergies to actually be prescribed epi?
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: eragon on March 30, 2014, 09:08:02 AM
well, one reason could be :

1994 only 6 UK allergists, and now 2014 = 36 UK allergists. Which is better but most of these are in the south of England.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on April 04, 2014, 06:03:54 PM
"Tourist dies of allergic reaction to tahini"

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.583210

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The woman, who was allergic to sesame, did not know that tahini (“tehina”) was made from sesame seeds and developed a severe allergic reaction shortly after her meal.


 :-[
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Linden on April 04, 2014, 07:33:55 PM
Every few months it's the same story.  "He/she ate at a takeaway", "He/she was always so careful to avoid products with nuts in it".  And no Epi Pen.

It makes me cry but it also makes me really angry and frustrated.



Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on April 05, 2014, 09:19:11 AM
Linden--yes.

Links--at first I was thinking, "how could someone not know sesame is in tahini which is in hummus?  But she was from South Africa. Maybe they don't eat hummus there much.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on April 06, 2014, 09:26:21 AM
Links--at first I was thinking, "how could someone not know sesame is in tahini which is in hummus?  But she was from South Africa. Maybe they don't eat hummus there much.


I think this kind of situation may be more common than you might think.  I have heard stories over the years.  I had a USA doc who didn't think hummus with tahini would cause a sesame reaction.

A few links ...


http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/4_8/sesame_seed_allergy-2025-1.html
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“My issue with sesame is that it’s hidden,” says Ali Cole, whose 6-year-old son Ezra is allergic to sesame seeds, tree nuts and mustard. “People don’t always realize that hummus and tahini, for example, contain sesame.


"Tahini, a Little Known Sesame-Containing Food, as an Unexpected Cause of Severe Allergic Reaction"
http://www.jiaci.org/issues/vol16issue05/7.pdf
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These symptoms required emergency treatment with intramuscular adrenaline and intravenous corticosteroids. On both occasions the patient was absolutely sure that she did not ingest bread, biscuits, or other foods containing sesame.

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When we contacted the restaurant directly in order to clarify the possible cause of our patient’s allergic reactions, we discovered that the menu included some tahini-based recipes.


Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: twinturbo on April 06, 2014, 11:18:20 AM
In general I don't think America has historically populations that have sesame central to ancestral diet enough to influence widespread agricultural and dietary changes to the mainstream. Peanut, particularly roasted peanut, has a longer and larger agricultural and culinary history in USA. I don't think many people here grasp where and when it's used beyond crackers and breads/buns.

One way to measure the growth of consumption indirectly would be looking at rates of sesame importation into US commerce. I doubt the sourcing is domestic because it doesn't have that agricultural history. In Title 19 the codes for sesame and the like (sesame, ground) would probably he open to public information. The most difficult part that I would anticipate are the sheer number of individual categories and how the sesame enters whether in volume or weight.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on April 06, 2014, 02:55:29 PM
Linden--yes.

Links--at first I was thinking, "how could someone not know sesame is in tahini which is in hummus?  But she was from South Africa. Maybe they don't eat hummus there much.

I only know because of this forum.

But I don't eat unfamiliar foods without verifying.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on April 06, 2014, 09:50:07 PM
I knew before i was allergic. DH made it forbid in grad school.

Also--I didn't type this yesterday, but the US (maybe Canada, too, I don't know) really is a melting pot in terms of food. I think it's because we have everyone here.  When DH and I were in grad school in Switzerland (with 50 students from 39 countries all over the world). We had cultural night on Fridays where a continent would cook and share customs. The three US students were put with the student from Ecuador and Brazil--we are one continent to the rest of the world. No problem--we made tortillas and did food that they ate that we also ate.

But on Europe night, the Germans had never heard if the Brits' food--bread pudding. Seriously. They lived  10 hours away from each other by car/boat and had not known this yummy food. We North Americans wee incredulous.

My takeaway:  it wouldn't surprise me if the South African man really weren't familiar with hummus much--at least not as enough to know what it contained.

:-/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on April 19, 2014, 06:57:45 PM
really sad, another UK death from nuts in a curry.


two arrested for nut allergy death.


Association apologises in court for nut allergy death of boy, 15




Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on May 19, 2014, 07:47:43 AM
Tweeted by @sarahjchapman

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"Salhouse boy died from allergic reaction, inquest told"
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/salhouse_boy_died_from_allergic_reaction_inquest_told_1_3604602

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Edward Debbage, who died on February 10


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range of food allergies and also suffered from asthma


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suspected asthma attack


 :-[

Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on June 18, 2014, 08:08:17 AM
UK teen death from chinese take away.

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William Luckett, 15, who was staying at his father's house on the Isle of Wight, did not realise the BBQ ribs meal contained nuts


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His mother, Helen Stiles, told the court they were given Epi pens, containing adrenalin, but never had to use them and in time the prescriptions stopped.



Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on July 24, 2014, 12:53:12 PM
Tweeted by @foodallergyuk


"South Shields teenager died from allergic reaction on African trip"
http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/education/south-shields-teenager-died-from-allergic-reaction-on-african-trip-1-6745569

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THE South Tyneside pupil who died while on a school trip to Tanzania suffered a severe allergic reaction.

The 18-year-old student, believed to be with a party from Harton Technology College, has been named locally as Jack Burden.


Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: my3guys on November 05, 2014, 07:03:25 AM
 
http://www.suntimes.com/2966858-417/reaction-according-allergic-allergy-examiner.html#.VFofm1J3sdU

Just realized this is from 2012.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on November 14, 2014, 02:56:49 PM
Tweeted by @xFoodAllrgyhelp

"Allergies ignored; Woman dies after banana dessert"
http://woodtv.com/2014/11/11/allergies-ignored-woman-dies-after-banana-dessert/

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But the Tendercare of Westwood nurse who transcribed her admission orders didn’t list bananas. In fact, state records show, the nurse didn’t list any allergies.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on November 29, 2014, 06:31:14 AM
Tweeted by @KristinBeltaos


"Boy dies after allergic reaction to peanut butter cookie"
http://m.jsonline.com/news/health/milwaukee-boy-16-dies-after-allergic-reaction-to-peanut-butter-cookie-b99399161z1-284153231.html?utm_content=bufferde47e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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A 16-year-old Milwaukee boy died on Thanksgiving Day from complications of a brain injury caused by an allergic reaction to eating a peanut butter cookie on Oct. 15

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Jaime E. Mendoza had a peanut allergy but did not carry an inhaler or EpiPen with him




Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on November 29, 2014, 06:32:38 AM
student in coma from peanut reaction
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: daisy madness on December 02, 2014, 11:09:25 PM
Joseph Denicola...7 years old.  So sad.  He had a milk allergy and asthma.  I read elsewhere that his dad treated it as an asthma attack initially.  When he realized it was anaphylaxis, he administered the Epipen but it was too late. 

"Staten Island Boy Dies After Suffering Allergic Reaction on Halloween." 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/05/staten-island-boy-dies-after-suffering-allergic-reaction-on-halloween/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: maeve on December 04, 2014, 11:40:43 AM
There were postings on several nut allergy Facebook groups yesterday about a fourth allergy death in November. It was a young man in Sacramento, CA.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on December 10, 2014, 09:55:25 AM
Tweeted by @IgECPD

"Man with food allergy dies after possible contact"
http://m.wptz.com/news/man-with-food-allergy-dies-after-possible-contact/30138262?utm_campaign=wptz&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it

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Police say there is nothing suspicious about the death of Edward Alfred Horan II, of Hooksett, New Hampshire.

Emergency crews were called to a Lyndonville address at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a male subject who had collapsed from an allergic reaction.


Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on December 11, 2014, 03:10:53 PM
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/16yearold-dies-of-egg-allergy/article6680841.ece

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Nutan Ajay Tirumalasetty (16) died on Wednesday as a result of an anaphylactic shock possibly due to allergy to eggs.

Dakshaini Khanna, principal of Harvest International School, where Ajay studied said that he was allergic to eggs and suffered a reaction after consuming cake from a bakery on November 29. “His mother rushed him to a hospital but his situation got worse. He was shifted to another hospital where he was declared brain dead a few days ago.”

Ms. Khanna said that Ajay was popular amongst both teachers as well as students, and had been elected head boy.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on December 24, 2014, 11:32:04 AM
I'm quoting this post from a thread in Main (Another teen death) because I'm not sure all of these got listed within this thread yet.

[url]http://fox40.com/2014/12/12/mysterious-allergic-reaction-kills-roseville-girl-during-hawaii-trip/[/url]

Another child--but from unknown causes.[url]http://fox40.com/2014/12/12/mysterious-allergic-reaction-kills-roseville-girl-during-hawaii-trip/[/url]

So the people we know about in this community who have died since the beginning of November:

Joseph DeNicola, 7

Chandler Swink, 19

Jaime Mendoza, 16

Paige Carpenter, 11

Casey Ryan, 29

Nutan Ajay Tirumalasetty, 16

Edward Horan, 24


There are no words.  It is overwhelming.  My heart is breaking for their families. They were here and now they are not.  It is utterly tragic.   :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on January 17, 2015, 09:44:59 AM
Tweeted by @IgECPD


"Shahida Shahid named as teenager who died from suspected allergic reaction following meal at Almost Famous"
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/shahida-shahid-named-teenager-who-8446911

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“The woman was rushed to hospital but she sadly died on Monday, 12 January 2015.

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“A joint investigation is currently underway involving Greater Manchester Police and the Food Standards Agency to establish the exact circumstances.”



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Tweeted by @GotEpi

Shahida Shahid: Teen who died after allergic reaction 'told burger restaurant about allergies before meal'
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shahida-shahid-teen-who-died-4990847

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Coroner Nigel Meadows said the investigation into Shahida’s death, despite being in its early stages, was a ‘timely reminder’ to the food industry about the significance of providing information to customers with food allergies.





Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on January 17, 2015, 06:37:52 PM
This is the first I've heard of this girl.

So young, so sad.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on January 17, 2015, 07:49:58 PM
Oh my goodness.  I hadn't heard either.  :'(

I couldn't read either of the stories linked to above but did see this story. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2914466/Teenager-collapsed-died-eating-burger-bar-Famous-warned-staff-allergies-meal-fed-chicken-cooked-problem-ingredient.html

It seems the reaction was a bit delayed (though not very--just not immediate). 

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She and friends ate in the city's Great Northern Warehouse shopping centre and paramedics were only called when she reached The Printworks, another shopping centre half a mile away.
Manchester Coroner's Court heard how Miss Shahid, from Salford, Manchester, suffered 'irreversible and unsurvivable' brain damage and died three days later.
DI Flint said: 'We understand, although it is not entirely clear, that she indicated to waiting staff what her allergies were and what meal would be appropriate for her.

Miss Shahid, above, who had a number of food allergies as well as being asthmatic, started to feel unwell shortly after finishing the meal

She was advised that a particular chicken dish would be appropriate and that was ordered and consumed. It is understood the dish did contain or was cooked in one of the ingredients she was allergic to.

Miss Shahid, who had a number of food allergies as well as being asthmatic, started to feel unwell near The Printworks shortly after finishing the meal, the inquest heard.

When it became apparent she may have eaten something she was allergic to, she used her inhaler and her epi-pen, which gives a shot of adrenaline to treat severe allergic reactions.

But they had no effect and she collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest.

An ambulance was called shortly after 8pm and she was taken to the A&E at Manchester Royal Infirmary before being transferred to the intensive care unit. She died on Monday.

The post-mortem examination revealed the provisional cause of death was hypoxic encephalopathy (damage caused to the brain by oxygen starvation) due to anaphylaxis - a severe allergic reaction.

DI Flint told the inquest that the force had launched a joint-investigation into the incident with the Food Standards Agency.
He said laws surrounding information that businesses have to provide to people with allergies had changed last month - and Almost Famous was 'aware' of this.


Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on May 28, 2015, 09:28:42 AM
woman dies from allergic reaction on thomson holiday in Greece

teen death after indian meal.

mom says school fed her son lethal peanut bar.






Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on September 19, 2015, 09:59:15 PM
http://allergicliving.com/2015/09/19/first-year-college-student-dies-of-severe-allergic-reaction/

Andrea Mariano, 18,
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on September 20, 2015, 06:26:22 PM
Oh my goodness!  :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: MaryM on September 20, 2015, 08:02:20 PM
So sad :(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on October 09, 2015, 03:55:06 PM
And this released by Allergic Living today:

http://allergicliving.com/2015/10/09/north-carolina-teenager-dies-from-food-allergy-reaction/

 :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on October 10, 2015, 07:02:17 AM
OH NO!  Not again!  How horribly horribly sad! 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: my3guys on January 22, 2016, 09:46:05 AM
http://www.startribune.com/peanut-allergy-kills-22-year-old-twin-cities-man/366152021/

He died eating chocolate that had a may contain warning. He had eaten out of that box of chocolates twice earlier without incident. :(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on January 22, 2016, 11:41:40 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on January 22, 2016, 12:32:33 PM
 :'(

Saw this on Facebook this morning, sent it to DD to read and learn from.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on January 22, 2016, 12:37:52 PM
All the sources I am seeing for this have used the term "same facility."  And he ate from the box of chocolates two times before without incident.

His funeral is tomorrow in Anoka. That's Garrison Keillor's hometown.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on January 24, 2016, 10:18:16 PM
Epinephrine was used.

This is so sad.

"Brian and his other son, Ryan, administered epinephrine, but Bruce had already gone into cardiac arrest.

Paramedics arrived minutes later and were unsuccessful in reviving Bruce."

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/01/22/ramsey-man-22-dies-of-reaction-to-peanuts/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on March 30, 2016, 08:43:42 PM
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/allergic-reaction-to-food-kills-talented-piano-player-and-chess-prodigy-at-the-tender-age-of-10/news-story/b9b47370ad653ad46a414b7cbef0ab00
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on March 31, 2016, 06:10:58 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on March 31, 2016, 07:59:52 AM
 :disappointed: :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on April 13, 2016, 06:20:01 PM
http://www.lfpress.com/2016/04/12/students-puffer-had-expired-coroner-finds

Read more than just the headline.

There was an epi-pen at school. Staff did not give it to him.

If asthmas meds do not work, can an epi-pen help with asthma? I thought yes, but I'm not sure....but it wouldn't have hurt.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on April 13, 2016, 07:11:48 PM
Yes. Epinephrine is given for severe asthma attacks. I used to get it at least once a year growing up when I had to go to the ER for an out of control attack.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on April 14, 2016, 06:46:43 AM
^^ DS's allergist gave us instructions that if we were ever in a remote area when DS had a severe asthma or croup attack to epi him on the way to the hospital. 
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: LinksEtc on May 27, 2016, 03:06:03 PM
Re: Standard Protocol for "Asthma Action Plans"


"Farm family reeling after sudden death of teenager"
[url]http://www.americanfarm.com/publications/the-new-jersey-farmer/2745-farm-family-reeling-after-sudden-death-of-teenager[/url]

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Katherine Cassidy Schaefer, 18, died after a severe asthma attack on Dec. 30

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lifelong allergy to milk products

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She said normally if Kaycee had a reaction it would be immediate, but this time it was about 40 minutes later when she felt the tingling sensation that she knew preceded an allergic reaction. She reached for her inhaler and her friend went for some Benedryl, and he quickly called 911.




------------------------



"Remembering Those We Have Lost To Food Allergies"
http://nonutsmomsgroup.weebly.com/blog/remembering-those-we-have-lost-to-food-allergies





Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on November 29, 2016, 05:49:00 AM
Last week:

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/local-family-warns-of-dangers-of-nut-allergies-after-11-year-old-dies
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Ciel on March 05, 2017, 10:00:34 AM
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"He ate lunch at about 12.30pm and at around 2pm the ambulance service were called and tried to do CPR but couldn't and he died. The teachers couldn't find his EpiPen.”


Boy, 9, who died from allergic reaction after 'eating fish and chips school dinner' at Islamic school is named

Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on March 06, 2017, 03:26:35 PM
so so sad.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on August 02, 2017, 11:34:55 AM
Horrible story about a toddler who died during a baked milk challenge.

https://allergicliving.com/2017/08/02/alabama-boy-3-dies-of-severe-reaction-during-baked-milk-challenge-test/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: BensMom on August 02, 2017, 12:34:45 PM

This is so heartbreaking. So many of our kids have done challenges. This is terrifying.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on August 02, 2017, 03:00:53 PM
I honestly cannot even begin to imagine what that family is experiencing. This just took my breath away.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on August 02, 2017, 05:19:54 PM
I was sitting at the allergist's office when I read this on my twitter feed.  Horrible!  I can not imagine!  It breaks my heart!
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Ciel on August 02, 2017, 07:52:07 PM
This is so sad, and so scary. My heart goes out to his family.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on August 03, 2017, 06:36:05 AM
This is utterly heartbreaking.

How this happens: sometimes Epi is not enough.

And a toddler is not old enough to articulate  changes is his body during a reaction. I will probably delete this sentence. And it may be best to take any discussion of how it could happen to OT, as we have done in the past.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: BensMom on August 03, 2017, 12:54:14 PM
Didn't know discussing in OT was the protocol. I deleted part of my post.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining 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
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on October 23, 2017, 06:52:15 PM
 :-[

so sad...
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on October 24, 2017, 06:51:15 AM
It’s so tragic and unnecessary. How awful.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining 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
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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.

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.

Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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:

Quote
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.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: my3guys on November 09, 2017, 12:01:10 PM
I had the same thought SL. Clearly they should have done something differently!
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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.  :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: my3guys 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.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: SilverLining on November 10, 2017, 06:06:07 AM
So sad.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on November 10, 2017, 06:19:43 AM
I couldn’t even finish reading it.   :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: PurpleCat on November 10, 2017, 07:37:25 AM
Horribly sad!   :-[
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on November 11, 2017, 02:01:57 PM
What a tragedy—both of them.

It should be noted: Tanner died in January. :’(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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"
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post 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.  :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on January 10, 2018, 05:15:31 PM
Add Giovanni  Cipriano of NY to the list:

[url]http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CA8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewyork.cbslocal.com%2F2013%2F11%2F22%2Ffollowing-sons-death-l-i-family-urges-parents-to-come-up-with-food-allergy-plan%2F&ei=PvKPUuXhHIftkQeAxYDYCw&usg=AFQjCNHbl37dmc-u5KRgsjK2NcYKd4R1SA[/url]

So terribly tragic.

We were sitting around the lunch table at work today and the convo turned to FA’s. Turns out Giovanni was the classmate of my coworker’s DD.   :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: MaryM on January 11, 2018, 04:21:33 PM
I belong to a group his mom runs.  She’s amazing.
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on March 12, 2018, 08:16:14 PM
Amanda had eaten the granola bar before.

https://snacksafely.com/2018/03/the-amanda-huynh-tragedy-and-flawed-allergen-labeling-in-the-us/
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on March 12, 2018, 09:49:04 PM
So, so awful.  When will the FDA wake up?  Her poor family.  :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre on June 27, 2018, 11:34:09 PM
Alexi Stafford. 😩

https://www.gofundme.com/alexi-stafford
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: GoingNuts on July 02, 2018, 02:31:00 PM
And now Max McGlinchey.  :'(

https://www.allergicliving.com/2018/07/02/college-student-who-lit-up-a-room-dies-of-severe-allergic-reaction-to-chinese-food/
Title: RIP Sadie Bristow
Post by: spacecanada 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.   :'(
Title: Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
Post by: Macabre 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.