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 »
The future of “Sabrina’s Law”, the groundbreaking anaphylaxis legislation, is suddenly in question.
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.
On May 16, 2005, a large group of parents and their kids with food allergies sat in the public gallery nosebleed section of the Ontario legislature, waiting for a bill to come before the politicians assembled below. The “no-peanut” gallery was shushed by security guards who countenanced not so much as a whisper. On the… Read more »