PA Article in Toronto Star

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 3:51am
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When Peanuts Become Poison - Here is a link to a PA article written by a woman whose daughter was diagnosed at 18 months, and is now 20 yrs. old and in university. Excellent article, written by a woman who has been through a lot, right down to the mad dash to call 911 after the EpiPen was left at home (the daughter reacted to pn. residue on a piece of lettuce at a restaurant).
[url="http://www.thestar.com/thestar/editorial/health/20001103LFE04_LI-PEANUT3..."]www.thestar.com/thestar/editorial/health/20001103LFE04_LI-PEANUT3.html[/...

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Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 7:41am
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Thanks for sharing the article with us. It is powerful and very moving.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 10:35am
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Cayley's Mom, thanks! It's my favourite Toronto newspaper and I'll have to check it out. When I first moved "up here" from Toronto, I was getting the Saturday and Sunday Stars delivered. I do miss them. It might even be good for my package of information for Parents' Night. I'll check out your link after the kids go to bed (and Family Law is over). Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 1:40pm
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Cayley's Mom, this article was wonderful! I took the liberty of posting it under Main Discussion, just forwarding people here in case they miss it (I know you're swamped). When I finished reading it, I was shaking and crying. I e-mailed it to every PA parent I'm in contact with by e-mail and also to every friend that knows Jesse and might find it of interest, oh, and his Grandmother too (my Mom, not the MIL! LOL!). I thought it was a wonderful article, especially because it showed how quickly a reaction could occur and how easily! I also plan to now include it in the information I provide for the booth on Parents Night as it was well written and fairly concise. Thanks so much! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 11:56pm
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Thanks for informing me of this great article. It was so well written and can be used as a good teaching tool. My eyes were definitely filling with tears by the end.

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 4:07pm
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I'm so upset, as of the time of this posting, the link to this article is no longer current so you cannot access the article! I'm really hoping that everyone I e-mailed it to, opened their e-mails when I originally sent it out, as soon as I saw Cayley's Mom's post. Also, I had been hoping to print it off for the school parents' night presentation I'm organizing "parent friendly" information for.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 12:03pm
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If you go directly to the site of the newspaper [url="http://www.thestar.com"]www.thestar.com[/url] and type in the search, peanuts become poison, it brings you to the article. Great article; I'm glad I got to read it before it made it to their archives which would have cost $ to read it!

Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 2:47pm
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I would love to read this article if any body has it please email it to me. I went to the website and tried to bring it up but I guess i'm too late. I will have to try at the library otherwise. Also there was a response to it written on NOv 9--I'd like to read that too....Thanks...Carolyn

Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 3:00pm
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Diane, thank-you! And, thank-you for providing the link. I really wanted a copy of this article for both my PA file at home and also for the parents' night presentation on Wednesday. I thought it was simply wonderful. As I had noted above, when I first found it, thanks to Cayley's Mom, I e-mailed every PA parent I knew and every person that knows my son that I thought might be interested in reading it. I really thought it was wonderful. Thanks again! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 4:24am
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care; Read my above post. The link still works and you can find the story using the search which is directly on the newspaper website.

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 5:44am
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I just read the article for the first time. Boy did it really make an impact. it brought tears to my eyes.
Someone said there was a response to it. Does anyone know how to find it?
Linda

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