In May 2001, CBC Radio aired a first-person radio documentary about living with food allergies. It was called “A Nutty Tale,” and featured Sabrina Shannon, a vivacious girl who captured listeners’ hearts. Two years later, Sabrina tragically died from an anaphylactic reaction at her high school. But her legacy – and her voice – live… Read more »
One young girl’s tragic, likely preventable death from anaphylaxis has become the catalyst for change in Ontario. Sabrina’s Law now requires anaphylaxis safety plans in schools across the province.
A life with OAS means only cooked or baked fruit. Crisp, raw fruit, how I miss you. First published in Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here. CRADLING a fresh, succulent peach in my hands, I take in its tantalizing aroma. I rub the fuzz lightly on my lips before taking a big, juice-dripping bite. Delicious.… Read more »
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It’s a source of extreme frustration when family members don’t grasp the seriousness of food allergies.
From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy.