May 5, 2015 – It was the food allergy law that became famous across North America, and the hope born from tragedy. Ten years ago this month – May 16, 2005 – a legislative bill to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools in the province of Ontario was put to a final… Read more »
Sabrina’s Law, the world-famous anaphylaxis legislation, will not be repealed as part of a review in Ontario schools.
The future of “Sabrina’s Law”, the groundbreaking anaphylaxis legislation, is suddenly in question.
Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report… Read more »
After years on the table, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act was finally passed. Allergic Living highlights what FAAMA means for American students at risk of anaphylaxis.
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 »
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… Read more »
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After tragically losing her daughter to anaphylaxis, Sara Shannon fought for legislation that requires schools in Ontario to have anaphylaxis policies. She hopes the new law will help protect students and prevent further tragedies from happening.