Sabrina’s Law Turns Five

in Guest Column
Published: July 2, 2010


I am very proud, honoured and humbled by the success of Sabrina’s Law at the 5th anniversary of its passage in Ontario. We live in a good world where something like Sabrina’s Law comes out of such tragedy. It is truly remarkable.

I feel Sabrina is proud of the law that’s named after her to protect anaphylactic students. I can’t be sure, of course, but it is a feeling I have: that she is very much alive, that she lives on through Sabrina’s Law. I am awed by all the allergy accommodation achievements that have happened because of Sabrina’s Law; it is truly amazing to witness results throughout the world.

It is also such great news about Sabrina’s scholarship that Anaphylaxis Canada has started. Sabrina would have been going to university now. She would have been 20 years old on May 29. It is like she growing up with the development of the scholarship. She will be going university through “her” scholarship and supporting other students’ potential. She will be part of their university or college experience. This makes me very proud.

Thank you, Gwen [Allergic Living’s editor], for taking time to write about my beautiful Sabrina. Or should I say, “Our Sabrina”. Our Sabrina, since Sabrina Law’s is for everyone. – Sara Shannon, Pembroke, Ontario

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