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Grieving Allergy Mom Warns Others: Speak Up About Severe Food Allergies

Young man who died of anaphylaxis had been embarrassed about multiple food allergies.

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Red Sneakers Event Celebrates Oakley Debbs While Raising Food Allergy’s Profile

Kids take part in Red Sneakers campaign to honor Oakley Debbs.

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After Son’s Nut Allergy Tragedy, Family Urges Food Allergy Education

Oakley Debbs, 11, died of anaphylaxis after consuming nut-containing cake.

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Man With Peanut Allergy Dies After Eating ‘May Contain’ Chocolate

Bruce Kelly was 22 and had become lax about label warnings, his mother said.

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First-Year College Student Dies of Severe Allergic Reaction

Andrea Mariano, 18, had just moved from home to attend university.

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Lessons From a Teen Food Allergy Tragedy

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Giorgi was camping with a group of families in Sacramento, California on July 26, 2013 when she ate a single bite of a Rice Krispies square. The peanut-allergic teen thought it tasted “funny”, and spat it out. The taste turned out to be peanut butter. At first Natalie didn’t show any symptoms and […]

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Sabrina’s Law: The Girl and the Allergy Law

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2005 edition. In the radio documentary she made, Sabrina Shannon, just shy of 10, holds the microphone in front of her mother and asks what it’s like to have a daughter with allergies. Then she adds: “Do you think I’m beautiful?” With mock earnestness, Sara Shannon replies, “I think […]

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