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In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions page 1
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 10:44 pm

A memorial to those who have had fatal food reactions. This is not a complete resource and does not provide statistical information. Information found here was available in published media (newspapers or websites) or contributed by family members with the understanding it could be distributed for educational purposes and not for profit.

Katherine Brodsky age 18 (peanut allergy) died Feb. 1986 Rhode Island (peanut butter in chili at restaurant)

Kelly Chinnick age 9 (peanut allergy) died Oct. 1987 Pain Court, a village just outside of Chatham, Ontario (dessert at school potluck)

Robyn Allen age 15 (peanut allergy) died 1990 Canada (contaminated knife "wiped clean")


Umar Murtaza age 12 (nut allergy) died 1991 Los Angeles, CA (birthday cake containing pecans)

Michaela Mortimer age 16 (peanut allergy) died 1993(?) England (school lunch containing peanut wafer)

Sarah Reading age 17 (nut allergy) died October 1993 (restaurant dessert)


Kevin Cleveland age 18 (19?) (peanut allergy) died 1994 (1995?) Miami University (Chinese restaurant)

Lucie Crawford age 12 (nut allergy) died 1995 (a curry - take-away)

Louise Westlake mid-twenties (nut allergy) died December 1995 Manchester, England (hotel restaurant)

Joshua Ramirez age 21 (peanut allergy) died April 1996 Michigan (commercially prepared cookie)

Kristen Wyak Norris age 13 (walnut allergy) died April 1996 Nevada


Megan Morris age 13 (peanut allergy) died September 1997 Kentucky (candy at North Oldham Middle School)


Kelsie Breanne Klassen age 12 (peanut allergy) died November 1997 Winnipeg (candy at school)


Katherine Baker age 20 (nut allergy) died February 1998 St Albans, England (candy at work)

Laura Thrasher age 19 (nut allergy) died October 1998 Cambridge, England (dessert in dining hall at University)

Steven Hall age 19 (nut allergy) died November 1998 in High Wycombe, England (a curry take-away)

Rajiv Dodah age 12 (milk allergy) died November 1998 Surrey, England (at home)

Kristine Diane Kastner age 12 (nut allergy) died November 1998 Washington (cookie from neighbor)



Last Edited by JR Aug 2nd, 2011 at 02:12 pm

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,
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

Mariya Spektor age 17 (peanut allergy) died November 1998 New York (granola mix)
(see http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/nhs/warrior/issues/98_99/11.pdf )

Joe Murphy age 18 (known peanut allergy unknown pistachio allergy) died 1999 Massachusetts

Leann Rickaby age 24 (nut allergy) died April 1999 England (restaurant - a curry)

Joe Chithalen age 31 (peanut allergy) died May 1999 Amsterdam traveling from Ontario (street vendor product)

http://ajoeshow.com/The_Music_Lending_Library/about_Joe.html

Ross Baillie age 21 (peanut allergy) died June 1999 Scotland (commercially prepared? sandwich)


Patrick Maxeiner age 24 (peanut allergy) died January 2000 Michigan (commercially prepared Rice Bowl)

Nicola Ratcliffe age 18 (nut allergy) died January 2000 Durham University, England (Indian food)

Sarah Hubert age 13 (milk allergy) died 2000 Massachusetts (snack at school)

Howard Intrator age 39 (minus one day) (peanut allergy and/or insect reaction) died July 2000 Ontario (while on vacation)

Luisa Dennis age 28 (walnut allergy) died December 2000 (bread at restaurant)

Nathan Walters age 9 (peanut allergy) died May 2001 Washington (cafeteria cookie on school field trip)
http://www.spokaneschools.org/nutritionservices/allergies/Allergies.pps


William Gallagher age 16 (walnut allergy) died May 2001 Massachusetts (at school)

Richard Sobrino age 38 (allergic reaction to candy bar) died January 2002 New York (at work - prison guard)

Hamidur Rahman age 14 (peanut allergy) died March 2002 Australia (school field trip)



(source for some of the earlier fatalities http://www.eat-force.com/documents/Life-threatening_allergies.doc)

Thomas Egan 5 months (milk allergy) died April 2002 England (Daycare)



Trent A. Hankins age 31 (peanut allergy) died December 2002 Massachusetts (dinner party)


Keith Allison age 32, (shrimp allergy) died March 15, 2003, New Jersey (restaurant)

Marcus Davila age 19 (peanut allergy) died March 2003 Wisconsin (Chinese food cooked in peanut oil)


Priya Iona Agrawal age 12 (multiple food allergies) died April 2003 (egg roll) Illinois

Matt Schmauch age 29 (peanut allergy) died June 2003 � Missouri (from Tallahassee, Florida) (Chinese Buffet)


Last Edited by JR Mar 30th, 2010 at 01:21 pm

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,
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Kate Obertelli age 21 (nut allergy) died July 2003 England (restaurant)


Kuldip Singh Bhamra adult (egg allergy) died August 2003 England (dessert served at a Sikh temple assumed to be egg free to meet religious dietary requirements)

Sabrina Shannon age 13 (milk allergy) died September 2003 Ontario (school cafeteria)


Chris Clements age 17 (tree nut allergy) died February 2004 Wisconsin (candy)


Habib Khan age 10 (milk allergy and asthma) died February 2004 England (school)


Amanda Mills age 19 (nut allergy) died April 2004 Scotland (commercially prepared? Sandwich)


Amy (Bauer) Topic, age 34 (peanut allergy) died May 2004 Michigan (Thai Food)

Phillip Heywood age 19 (nut allergy) died June(?) 2004 England (restaurant)


Emily Givner age 38 (chocolate, nuts, seeds allergies) died July 2004 sandwich wrap at food court. Halifax Canada

Prasad Gajare age 9 (milk allergy) died August 2004 California (home)


Alex Baptist age 4 (peanut allergy) died September 2004 Australia (school)


Sam Pettett age 22 (unknown food allergy) died December 2004 England (restaurant - a curry)


Raya French age 37 (tomato allergy) died December 2004 England (home)


Last Edited by JR Dec 29th, 2010 at 09:37 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,
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

Gina Marie Hunt age 14 (peanut allergy) died January 2005 North Carolina (Chinese restaurant)


David Joseph Boutot age 17 (milk allergy) died March 2005 Connecticut (protein shake - home)

Kailey Brianna Bowles age 7 (milk allergy) died March 2005 Indiana (home)

http://kailey-bowles.memory-of.com/About.aspx


Alison Armstrong age 11 (peanut allergy) died May 2005 Oregon (festival)

Matthew Joseph Deluce age 24 (peanut allergy) died August 2005 Texas (From Toronto) (restaurant)

Karen Lynn MacDonald age 27 (peanut allergy) died September 2005 Nova Scotia (square containing peanut oil)


Christina Desforges age 15 (peanut allergy and/or asthma) died November 2005 Quebec (kiss from boyfriend/exposed to smoke)


Chantelle Yambao age 13 (peanut allergy) died December 2005 Edmonton, Alberta (sweet treat)


Beverley Taylor age 37 (peanuts, eggs, dairy, wheat, eggs, dust mites and latex allergies) died December 2005 Yorkshire, England (home of mother - possibly peanut cross contaminated cashew)


Amber Norman age 12 (nut allergy) died January 2006 England (sweet treat at school)


Paul Derrick Howard age 16 (sesame allergy) died January 2006 Burnley, UK (cereal bar at home)

Emily Vonder Meulen age 13 (peanut allergy) died on April 2006 Cincinnati, Ohio (commercially prepared sandwich)

http://www.foodallergyangel.com/

Last Edited by JR Dec 29th, 2010 at 09:42 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,
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

Brent Schivley age 16 (peanut allergy) died September 2006 Agawam, Mass (commercially prepared cookie)



Jane McVeigh age 17 (peanut allergy) died December 2006 Belfast (reaction during birthday party)


Karim Oughton age 13 (asthma/first Brazil nut reaction) died January 2007 Portsmouth, England (1/2 Brazil nut)


Carley Janelle Kohnen age 13 (peanut and milk allergies and asthma) died March 2007 Victoria, British Columbia (burrito or doughnut from food court)


Nathan Francis age 13 (peanut allergy) died March 2007 Victoria Australia exposed to peanuts at school camping trip to the Wombat State Forest.


Grant Freeman age 38 (allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, seafood and chicken) died April 2007 near Auckland, New Zealand (raw-tomato dish with a sauce at a cafe)

Mohsen Hussain age 9 (nut allergy/asthma) died May 2007 Middlesbrough, UK (a sweet)


Jessica Cordoroy age 10 (peanut allergy/asthma) died June 2007 Essex, UK (pie at restaurant)

Stephanie Faulkner age 14 (nut allergy) died August 2007 Tipton, West Midlands, UK (curry at restaurant)


Kylie Lynch age 20 (nut allergy) died September 2007 Coral Bay, Western Australia (dessert at a cafe while on holiday - hometown Karratha, Western Australia)


Kareem Bacchus age 17 (allergic to seafood, dairy products and peanuts) died September 2007 Indiana University (dinner at restaurant)


Francesca Sanna "Mimmy" age 19 (food allergies) died October 2007 Lancashire, England (after brushing teeth)


Michelle Bray age 21 (seafood allergies) died November 2007 Queensland, Australia (dim sum at office party)


Belinda Hart age 29 (nut allergy and heart condition) died December 2007 Standford Green, Crumlin, Dublin (sweets)

Last Edited by JR Feb 20th, 2010 at 10:23 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,
JR
Member


Posted: Sep 20th, 2007 at 11:07 pm

Andrew Michael Smith age 8 (peanut allergy and asthma) died February 2008 Evansville, Indiana at home.


Elizabeth Hoborough age 39 died Febrary 2008 (known crab allergy - unknown prawn allergy?) Prawn soup dining out. England

Carol Lynn Winston Kiener age 66 died March 2008 (peanut allergy) Tennessee


Deja Vacey Hay age 7 (milk allergy) died April 2008 Holloway, UK Packaged juice drink

Paul Anthony Thurston age 30 died April 2008 Michigan (peanut allergy) jelly sandwich in jail.


Morris Howard age 58 died June 2008 Chicago, IL (fish allergy) fed fish as a hospital patient

Daniel James Sargent age 30 died July 2008 Washington (peanut allergy) cookie at picnic


Rodney Hawkins age 35 died July 2008 Georgia (crab allergy). Entree at restaurant


Dexter Skinner age 16 died July 2008 Yorkshire, England (peanut or nut allergy) chocolate bar


Brian James Hom II of California age 18 died July 2008 in Cabo San Lucas (peanut allergy and asthma) Dessert at restaurant


Christopher Gould age 14 died July 2008 Moorside, UK (unknown cashew allergy) single cashew


Mark Nicholson age 28 died August 2008 Leicester, UK (peanut allergy and asthma) Chili burger prepared at restaurant.


Angus Myers age 32 died November 2008 North Durham, UK (nut allergy) take-away curry


Danny Macpherson age 21 died February 2009 Burton, UK (peanut allergy) Indian take-away/curry



Robert Anderson age 15 died August 2009 Manchester UK (peanut, tree nut, egg allergy and asthma) unknown source. Treated as asthma but later identified as anaphylaxis


Christopher Hindley age 35 died May 2010 from Bollington United Kingdom (milk allergy, asthma and underlying kidney disease) meal prepared while on vacation.

Yla Aquino age 17 died May 2010 Chino Hills, California (peanut allergy) prom night



Poppy Harvey age 19 Suffolk (England) died June 2010 (nut allergy) snack at work

Darren Taylor age 44 Teesside (UK) died July 2010 (unknown fin-fish allergy) fish caught on fishing trip eaten at home


Kevin Edouard age 21 of Spring Valley, New York on a cruise off Florida Coast died August 2010 suspected peanut allergy (unconfirmed report)


Molly Dyer age 13 England (nut allergy) died August 2010 take-away curry


Ashley Nicole Frangella age 20 New York died November 2010 restaurant food


Katelyn Marie Carlson age 13 Chicago died December 2010 (peanut allergy) Chinese food brought in for school party


Chris Smith age 17 England died February 2011 (peanut allergy) chicken and chips take-away


Hen Efrat age 26 Israel died July 2011 (nut allergy) dessert at restaurant


Matthew Lee age 26 California died July 2011 (nut allergy) salad

Last Edited by JR Today at 11:29 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,
artlvr
Member


Posted: Sep 22nd, 2007 at 10:07 pm

I think this thread sould be "tacked" down to stay at the top. Thank you for sharing this... Smiley

Kimberly
Midwest, USA

PA only



'
Member


Posted: Sep 23rd, 2007 at 07:03 am

to see the names and faces... very sad, and touching.
erin

SilverLining
Moderator1


Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 10:25 am

Kareem Bacchus singing on youtube. I though it was appropriate to post it in this thread. He is singing "Can you feel the love tonight"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23jn8abEVUI

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~~~ Maurice Setter
ajasfolks2
Moderator1


Posted: Oct 9th, 2007 at 06:58 am

Well, I finally did it.

I had my son (almost 9) sit with me and read through every one of these yesterday afternoon.

After a serious incident at school yesterday (teacher servingdistributing unauthorized food again in the "peanut and nut free classroom") & push back from him declaring, (I kid you not)

"Mom! You act as though I could *DIE* from this!"


I needed to use the only tool I felt would make an impact on Mr. Invincible. Reality is sometimes the best teacher for him.

He's too young to remember his last ana reaction. And he seems to be getting into his head that Benadryl &/or Epi-pen is the "magic bullet" and therefore he is perfectly protected should he have an accidental ingestion. (Believe you me, this is NOT what WE have been teaching him.) Plus we are dealing with the typical age 8-9-10 3rd/4th grade independence surge . . .

And so we read through -- I read the names and ages and reason for ingestion/exposure OUTLOUD -- all of these and it was extremely emotional for me -- and he was stunned and visibly impressed.


~Eliz

Last Edited by ajasfolks2 Oct 9th, 2007 at 02:58 pm


Enable the child with LTFA: Disable the food use!


Committee Member FIREBIRD

DS - PA/TNA, latex, other legumes, mango
DD - TNA/verifying PA; drug allergies
Me - sulfites and other drugs
McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: Oct 9th, 2007 at 01:41 pm

Oh my. Thank you.

DS was in the study with me on his computer when I was last reading this thread. I was watching Kareem sing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and I started crying. DS asked me who was singing the song, and I didn't have the heart/guts to tell him that the young man--from a town DS knows and has been a lot--is now dead.

It's a heart wrenching thing, this thread.

"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
artlvr
Member


Posted: Oct 9th, 2007 at 02:21 pm

Oct 9th, 2007 at 06:58 am, ajasfolks2 wrote:
Well, I finally did it.

I had my son (almost 9) sit with me and read through every one of these yesterday afternoon.

After a serious incident at school yesterday (teacher serving unauthorized food again in the "peanut and nut free classroom") & push back from him declaring, (I kid you not)

"Mom! You act as though I could *DIE* from this!"


I needed to use the only tool I felt would make an impact on Mr. Invincible. Reality is sometimes the best teacher for him.

He's too young to remember his last ana reaction. And he seems to be getting into his head that Benadryl &/or Epi-pen is the "magic bullet" and therefore he is perfectly protected should he have an accidental ingestion. (Believe you me, this is NOT what WE have been teaching him.) Plus we are dealing with the typical age 8-9-10 3rd/4th grade independence surge . . .

And so we read through -- I read the names and ages and reason for ingestion/exposure OUTLOUD -- all of these and it was extremely emotional for me -- and he was stunned and visibly impressed.


~Eliz


Unfortunately there is another name to be added to this list you should read to your son... Smiley

Francesca Sanna, 19

Gone much too soon... Smiley


edited to fix picture link

Last Edited by artlvr Dec 9th, 2008 at 11:09 am

Kimberly
Midwest, USA

PA only



JR
Member


Posted: Oct 10th, 2007 at 11:23 pm

Smiley Boy Killed By Half a Brazil Nut
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=69710&in_page_id=34
Boy killed by half a Brazil nut
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Karim Oughton died A boy died from a violent allergic reaction after eating just half a Brazil nut given to him by his best friend, an inquest heard.

Karim Oughton's lips swelled up within seconds of him putting the nut in his mouth. After half-an-hour his face was yellow and he was unable to breathe.

The 13-year-old's friend, Liam Matear, phoned his mother who told him to take Karim to a GP's surgery immediately.


But the pair got lost on the way before Karim collapsed in the street and Liam flagged down a taxi to take them to the doctor.

A GP gave Karim adrenaline and called an ambulance but, by the time paramedics arrived, he had stopped breathing. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The schoolboy, who had been tipped to play for England at cricket, had never suffered any sort of nut allergy before.

Karim's parents Sabrea, 47, and 45-year-old Simon, wept as they attended the inquest a t Portsmouth coroner's court.

IT consultant Mr Oughton said after the hearing: 'Liam was Karim's best friend.

'The whole experience was very harrowing for him but he acted admirably and did the best he could.

'If there was anybody who I would have wanted to be with Karim at that time it would have been Liam.'

Dr George Carss, accident and emergency consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, said attempts were made to resuscitate Karim along with antihistamine injections to combat the allergic reaction.

He said that the combination of a severe asthma attack with the allergic reaction had caused Karim to be unable to breathe.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

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,
joeybeth
Member


Posted: Oct 11th, 2007 at 12:14 am

can someone instruct me in the easiest way to send this entire list to my kids' school teachers? i think they would be interested in seeing it and i would feel better if they could put faces and names with fatalities; as heartbreaking as it is. i think seeing this list really brings home the reality of what can happen. i have no idea how the loved ones of these people are able to deal with their losses. i get chills when i see the beautiful faces of the people on this list and when i read about each of them. i am not really very computer savvy but i would like to send this list to our teachers. i am guessing i should just copy and paste (?) but i wasn't sure if that would send the list only or the entire hyperboard information. i just want to send the list. thank you. joey


Posted: Oct 11th, 2007 at 02:36 am

I wish I had more detail about Eliz's death above. I read that she was very careful. I would like to know what she was allergic to. This list really does it for me. When I see it I become angry because I deal with so much nonsence that I get thrown off of the reality along with them.

Today I asked a friend of her sweet sixteen's party what they would be serving. Mind you this is a high end kind of place. She responded by saying, "you know, we can't let our kids run our lives, when I take my own daughter to a restaurant I let her know that if she's going to be picky she needs to get a pizza before coming along and call it a day." She went on to add "you should ask her to eat before she goes".

I'm like thinking....I wonder if she's been feeling that I dote too much. I responded by explaining to her that it was necessary for my dd to learn to get around in the world and that it's not the same as her finicky teen situation. Besides, mine can't have pizza or any fast food.

I wonder how she would feel having to cook for a FA child on an already busy day running around for her teen's party. Sheesh, so much for trying to get a day off. But that's exactly what I was intending to do anyway, feed her and carry food before leaving....the nerve of her thinking she had to tell me that. She doesn't get that the only way for us to teach our kids is to practice asking questions and hope they can actually eat out while we engage in our routine of packing food.

Anyway, I thought of sending this list to her but then I thought she'd think me crazy for wanting to feed her out of home. She doesn't get that this is the world our kids must learn to live in....in a different way than a non FA child, in a world that doesn't understand.

Last Edited by Oct 11th, 2007 at 02:40 am