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Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:36am
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In a NUT shell, (pun intended) --
No fellow human being chooses to be peanut allergic any more than Rosie chose to be gay. [/i]
Too pi$$ed to write to the show just yet.
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:44am
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well yes....elizabeth....you do have a point. completely. as much as i like rosie, her level of understanding about the difficulties many people deal with day to day should be deeper. that is true.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:45am
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...and now that i've heard the exact quote and the manner in which it was used, i do have to agree that it wasn't said in the spirit of humor. hopefully, one (or all) of us can get through to her somehow by email or whatever and educate her a bit.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:01am
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I just watched the show, and was on my way to write to all of you, when I saw that it was already written about. As soon as I finish this, I am going to write to The View. I would beg all of you to write too. Maybe we can get someone to start to talk about this. Wouldn't that be nice.
I do have to say that whether you like Rosie or not, it is obvious that she represents all of those people who 1. just don't get it, and 2. who have never seen there child stop breathing after an exposure to Peanut or any Lifethreatning Allergy.
People really do need to start to get it. Hopefuly the more we talk about it the more they will get it.
Please, Please, Please write to The View!!!

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:02am
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[This message has been edited by csc (edited September 15, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:07am
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she also has a blog and I submitted my question to her there, don't all children deserve to be safe at school?

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:16am
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Still steaming & thinking about what I want to say in my letter . . . perhaps equating her "one peanut" to "one gun" since both can be lethal to a child.
One does NOT have to be educated about PA (or any other condition, or color, or sexual orientation, or religion, & so on) to simply NOT be snide in one's PUBLIC, ON AIR comments about accomodations and safety of others. I expect -- and work very hard to instill in my children -- tolerance and understanding and acceptance of ALL people and ALL differences.
FWIW, my original comment above was not intended to be snarky, but was intended to drive the point home in one simple, direct statement of analogy.
Suppose a clip of her on air comment will make it to You Tube??
Open mouth, insert large ped.
~EB

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:21am
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The Mission Statement taken directly from Rosie's For All Kids Organization website:
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Our Mission
Every child is a gift, strengthening our community, our humanity, and our hope for the future. Every child deserves a safe environment, with responsive, loving care and enriching opportunities that build self-sufficiency and self-worth. Believing it is essential to provide for the fundamental needs of all children, Rosie's For All Kids Foundation supports the intellectual, social, and cultural development of disadvantaged children throughout the United States.
Rosie's For All Kids Foundation seeks to develop long-term relationships with donors and grant recipients based on a shared vision that recognizes nonprofit organizations as vital agents in the communities they serve. To help more children throughout the United States, the Foundation is committed to maintaining low administrative overhead, forging partnerships where appropriate, and making the most of every dollar contributed.
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[url="http://www.forallkids.org/site.php?module=article&pageid=270"]http://www.forallkids.org/site.php?module=article&pageid=270[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b] . . . but I have Parents' Night tonight and I SO hate them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
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(Veering way off topic)
Naughty me, I would go & gleefully wear a "NO PEANUTS" t-shirt with a big Peace sign on the back. :heeheehee:
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:29am
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Quote:Originally posted by maphiemom:
[b]she also has a blog [/b]
Would you mind posting link to blog?
Thanks,
EB

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