News Article in local paper

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 8:12pm
BCouch's picture
Joined: 05/18/1999 - 09:00

Last week during Food Allergy Awareness Week our peanut allergic son had his 7th birthday. I had contacted this reporter and he came to our house and did an interview based on a reaction Peter had to something he ate a month ago. We have never found the allergen. Just wanted to pass on the article. By the way, my name is really Bridget. I had hoped that the paper would hve been able to correct the online version but I guess not. Go to [url=""][/url]
-click on Search
-type in Burt Constable
-scroll down to the 4th story and that should be it.

Let me know your thoughts!

Bridget Couch
Barrington, Il

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 11:21pm
rebecca or Jeramie Dewain's picture
Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

That was a great way to emphazie the seriousness of peanut allergy. I often think about calling the local paper just to get people to understand. Hope it has help you out.

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 11:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I really liked your idea of taping the EpiPen to the back on a cabinet door. I am going to do that today.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2000 - 12:53am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

Hi Bridget! We read the article last week in the paper--we're from Fox River Grove! I wondered if you were a fellow member since the article mentioned Chris. My son (just turned 3) is pa--so any type of article like this that brings awareness to this allergy is greatly appreciated--especially in our area!! Great job!

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2000 - 4:51am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Am I missing something here? I would like to
read the article but when I click on the
search it brings something up about finding
businesses in the yellow pages or something.
It is not working for me like you described.
Am I the only one??

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2000 - 5:37am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Be sure the search you are clicking on is the Daily herald search ( it is at the top of the web page in the middle). The search on the side gives you the business thing.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2000 - 8:52am
BCouch's picture
Joined: 05/18/1999 - 09:00

Hi all,
Thanks for your words of encouragement. DBM, if you'd like to contact me my e-mail is [email][/email].
I'd love to comiserate. I'm going to join a support group on the North Shore and maybe we could develop a branch in our area. Let me know!

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2000 - 7:04am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Thanks rilira! I was trying the wrong
search. I was able to read the article
and it was very good.

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