\"Brentson\'s Law\" becomes \"THE LAW\" in Tennessee Tuesday 06/20/2006 Signed by Gov.

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By Laura Duke on Wed, 06-21-06, 13:44

This is the email that I sent the Principal & THE MNPS Board Members that refused to help protect Brentson and other children with anaphylaxis food allergies!
June 20, 2005

Principal C.L.H. & Other MNPS School Board Members:

June 20, 2005 the date "Brentson's Law" became "THE LAW" in the state of Tennessee to protect "ALL CHILDREN" with anaphylaxis food allergies. The same children that Metro Nashville Public Schools "REFUSED" to protect in September of 2005 following "Brentson Duke's" near death experience at Taylor Stratton Elementary!

Do any of you at the Board of Education and/or Principal C.L.H. remember what you were doing on 09/12/2005 around 10:00 am? You probably don't but let me refresh your memory. This is "THE DATE & THE TIME" that I received a phone call telling me that my child was having an allergic reaction. This is "THE DAY" that my child and I will "NEVER" forget! This is "THE DAY" that my child almost lost his life due to a severe anaphylactic reaction that he had at Taylor Stratton Elementary by him unknowingly coming into contact with someone that had eaten peanut butter! Does 09/22/2005 ring a bell for any of you? Well, this is "THE DAY" that Principal C.L.H. finally returned my phone call from Monday 09/12/2005 when my child almost died at Taylor Stratton! Principal C.L.H. finally gets the time to return my phone call "NINE BUSINESS DAYS" after my child almost died in her care! However, she only returned my call after Dr. G.P. (with the Metro Nashville Public School System) "MADE HER" and only after Heather Orne with News Channel 2 started calling the Board of Education! My mother taught me at an early age that an ounce of compassion goes a long way. Evidently, no one at the "Board of Education nor Principal C.L.H." were taught this by their parents! Therefore, due to the lack of concern by the Board of Education for the welfare and well being of "ALL" of these children led me to the decision that something had to be done!
What was done is "BRENTSON'S LAW!" June 20, 2006 the date "Brentson's Law" became "THE LAW" in the state of Tennessee to protect "ALL CHILDREN" with anaphylaxis food allergies. The same children that Metro Nashville Public Schools "REFUSED" to protect in September of 2005 following "Brentson Duke's" near death experience at Taylor Stratton Elementary!

I bet "YOU ALL" will remember "THIS DATE!"

Sincerely,
Laura & Brentson Duke
[email]7051996@bellsouth.net[/email]

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By kaileybriannabowles on Sun, 01-21-07, 06:44

How can I learn more about this law?
How can I go about making a law in my state to proctect child and adults with FAs?
I lost my 7 year old daughter to a FA.

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By kaileybriannabowles on Sun, 01-21-07, 06:46

Oh yeah and congrats on getting that law!!

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By mom of L&C on Wed, 03-12-08, 01:35

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am from TN. Even though we have this law, people seem to still not get it. I have a link for you that tells about the law. I guess you could start with your local representative and send him a copy of the bill and go from there. MY HEART goes out to you!

[url="http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/104/pub/pc0933.pdf"]Public Acts, 2006 Chapter NO.933 House Bill No. 2442[/url]

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#1 son - peanuts, tree nuts, walnuts, eggs, every weed, grass, tree, mold, dust, cats, dogs, horses, and has asthma
#2 son - peanuts, shellfish, eggs, every grass, weed, tree, mold, dust, dogs, cats, horses, cows, and has severe asthma

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