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Posted by: spacecanada
« on: Yesterday at 06:32:55 PM »

Another food allergy death reported today, and again I am on my phone:

My one of a kind, handsome and amazing Son Logan Lewis gained his angel wings last night. My world is shattered and words cannot describe the pain.  I do not want any confusion or speculation on what happened. As many of you know Logan has had a life threatening milk allergy his entire life. While at school last night he accidentally drank something with milk in it and did not get his Epipen in time to stop the reaction and the EMTs were unable to save him.  His services are not yet complete but will be in Newark Ohio and I will post the details once they are final. Thank you for all of your love and support.  Logan loves his friends and family more than anything and you are all welcome to attend his services.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:34:13 PM »

I do not know how to post a Facebook page link from my phone, so hopefully someone can link it here. Anaphylaxis Network Australia posted about a boy named Wyatt, in Bucyrus, that passed away this weekend. 😭
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: October 25, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »

Posted by: spacecanada
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:24:02 PM »

I just read that my friend's relative just died from fatal anaphylaxis.  I don't know her name or her story, but I don't want her to be forgotten.   :'(
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:33:53 PM »

Posted by: Macabre
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:28:36 AM »

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.

Posted by: spacecanada
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:24:06 AM »

Sadie Bristow

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.   :'(
Posted by: Macabre
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:34:09 PM »

Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:49:04 PM »

So, so awful.  When will the FDA wake up?  Her poor family.  :'(
Posted by: Macabre
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:16:14 PM »

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"