Peanut article in local newspaper

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/1999 - 3:23pm
Lorraine's picture
Joined: 05/07/1999 - 09:00

On 8-27-99 my local newspaper ran an article about peanut allergy and my 6 year old son. You can find the article on their web site at: [url=""][/url] (The Daily News, Longview WA. "Class to be peanut free")
I initiated the interest in doing an article with my local newspaper. I thought it might be interesting to do a story about severe peanut allergy and the risks of attending first grade. My motivation to go "public" with my son's peanut allergy was to promote community awareness, to help the families of my son's first grade class understand the severity of his allergy and how important a peanut free classroom is for him, and to express my gratitude to the school staff for the measures they are willing to put into place to create a safe learning environment. So far the article has been well received.


Posted on: Fri, 08/27/1999 - 7:55pm
Noreen's picture
Joined: 01/24/1999 - 09:00

pWow! What a well-written article, Lorraine! You do us all a great service by educating people like this. I'll be including a copy of this newspaper article in my 504 proposal for kindergarten next year. Thanks again. It sure must have taken guts to "out" your son around this severe peanut allergy, but we all benefit. I'm glad it's being well-received./p

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/1999 - 10:28pm
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pExcellent article, Lorraine!/p
pIn the article, it was mentioned how the other children in your son's class look out for him. Isn't it ironic how the other children watch out for our peanut allergic children...more so, I think, than the adults!/p
pThanks for sharing this article with us! Well done!/p
pStay Safe./p
p[This message has been edited by Connie (edited August 28, 1999).]/p

Posted on: Sat, 08/28/1999 - 4:28pm
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Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

pHi Lorraine,/p
pThanks so much for going public and for sharing the very informative story. I went to the address that you provided and found the LETTERS page. I sent a letter to the newspaper thanking them for the great article and mentioned that our daughter was also allergic to peanut products./p
pI think that the paper might get an idea of just how many kids have this allergy to peanut products if all of us sent them a note about the article - any ideas on this?/p
pThanks, Lorraine, for helping educate the public./p
pSue in Sunny Arizona/p

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/1999 - 5:50am
Lorraine's picture
Joined: 05/07/1999 - 09:00

pThank you for your comments and support about the news article. It has only been a few days since the article appeared in the paper and I have received many positive comments from friends and strangers. I have had strangers call me and ask questions about food allergies or to say they understand how serious this is because they or someone in their family are allergic to peanuts. This article has been good for us./p

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/1999 - 11:28pm
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Joined: 03/08/1999 - 09:00

pLorraine: I went to the website and could not find your article. I was wondering if it was possible for you to send me a copy of it? Thank you. Lynda [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/1999 - 7:18am
BCouch's picture
Joined: 05/18/1999 - 09:00

pHi I too could not find the article...maybe someoine could just hyperlink it. there did not seem to be an archive area to search for articles from a certain date. Maybe someone could help!/p

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/1999 - 8:24am
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pHi Lynda and BCouch,/p
pI went back to the page and there is a *new* cover story. /p
pLorraine, if you have a copy of the article, can you please post the contents of it on the boards? It was such a great article, I hate for anyone here to miss it. [img][/img]/p
pStay Safe./p

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/1999 - 12:04pm
Lidia's picture
Joined: 04/25/1999 - 09:00

pDitto to all of the above. I would love to see it too, but had trouble contacting the site. Thanks./p

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/1999 - 12:34pm
DebbieH's picture
Joined: 09/01/1999 - 09:00

pHi Lorraine,br /
could you please hyperlink me a copy too?br /
I'd love to read /
Thanks to all of you and you valuable inforamation my husband and I had a very successful "peanut meeting" at my sons (first grade) school today! We now have a peanut free classroom...not lunchroom or school, but we're thrilled with the classroom. The faculty (about 30) were very supportive and sincerely concerned for our /
I have to provide the teacher with a list of safe snacks for the parents of the my sons there a place where I can locate this? I have a short list but would like more ideas for these /
Any suggestions??br /
Again, thank you all so very much!br /
Debbiebr /
mom to 3 kids with peanut allergy./p

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/1999 - 4:18pm
Renee's picture
Joined: 09/02/1999 - 09:00

pHate to add to the list, but I would really like a copy of the artical too. I am currently working with a staff reporter at our community newspaper. It would really help me to have a copy./p
pDouble thanks!!!/p


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