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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Well, here in Alberta, we have this http://education.alberta.ca/ for now.
and here is another place to put your thoughts on the issue...https://albertaschoolcouncils.site-ym.c ... um=118130&

and I am also tweeting... but still not too sure if I know what I'm doing in that dept. but if you want to "follow" me.....my name is the same but without the space.

One thing I know for sure is that this "advisory" sucks....cuz nobody is taking it seriously and maybe with a "law" people would. Why on earth would anyone want to take a chance on a kids life? but they do because they just don't get it......locked up epipens and no training and no identification process....that's what started me on this road....and that is because I had the time to go and check to see what was really going on in a few schools here in Alberta.... :frightened

and don't forget this... page 457 discussion in our legislature http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... 01_han.pdf

Having my son sent away by 2 staff members and his home room teacher not being informed when he was itchy all over with a rash and them having his asthma and allergies on record....though not anaphylactic really scared me....that shows just how much this 'advisory' does....and following how the board handled my request of some more attention paid to this tells a very big story......especially when you see who the superintendent was at the time. She was on that committee ASBA (Alberta School Board Assoc) this right from the start in a role with CASS (College of Alberta School Superintendents) as well as our Superintendent and now is with the PSBAA (Public School Boards' Assoc) and I know all sorts of people that work in many Alberta schools that have never had any training whatsoever. So that's how that worked out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Gee, AA :frightened ! What were they thinking? Have they since been educated? Did you take it to the Superintendant and get heads rolling?

Walooet- That "specialist" also said peanuts are the most dangerous of food allergies...last time I checked, dead is dead... :freak :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Well, I had a lawyer send a second letter to the the superintendentt and cc'd the Minister of Education. There is also the letter from me on file w/that discussion that happened in the legislative assembly. I think I wrote another letter to the Premier as well, (got one back from someone in his office) and I have met w/my MLA. (I did show him the correspondence between the Superintendent and our lawyer though....I wonder if that is why he voted "for". He just made it too....was not there for most of the discussion.

The whole thing is just mind boggling to our family. There is so much more to this than learning what you need to learn just to keep your kids safe.....and then if you see mistakes happen and want to make changes for the better....well, let's just say ......the learning curve is HUGE like the many obstacles one will encounter.

....and then people change positions....in the political arena and the school system.... and now we don't even know when the spring session is sitting here. :roll: I can't believe I even know what that means. :rofl

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:33 pm 
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I read somewhere that the family does not have enough $ for a funeral... :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:04 pm 
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The family is asking for donations to the Amarria Johnson Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank in lieu of flowers.
Here's what I found:

"The account for Amarria has been closed and an account under the mom's name has been opened. You can contact Toni Lynn, district manager of a wells in VA...she opened the acct for mom, Laura Pendleton...Toni's # is 804-275-1572."

---CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The family of a girl who died after an allergic reaction to peanuts at school is dealing with a new problem.

7-year-old Amarria Johnson, a first grader at Hopkins Elementary, died Monday. Her family is not only trying to cope with her loss and get answers about her death -- they're now trying to find the money to give the child a proper funeral.

"She was very charismatic; she was one of those children that everyone loved," said Amarria's mother, Laura Pendleton.

http://www.nbc12.com/​story/16449239/​peanut-allergy-victims-fami​ly-needs-help

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:20 pm 
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CNN says it got over 1,000 comments on its story about this tragedy.

And for a change, largely reasonable ones. If only the point could get through more broadly: before tragedy strikes.

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