Tag: tragedy averted

Tricia Powell and Son

Woman’s Near-Death Anaphylactic Experience Prompts Petition to Ban Nuts on Flights

Tricia Powell's brush with death is a salient example of why peanuts and tree nuts should be banned from all flights.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons and Mary-Ann Shankland

Woman Saves Boyfriend’s Mom from Anaphylactic Reaction to Honey

Army cadet first aid training made all the difference.
Samantha

3-Year-Old Girl in Hospital for Tonsillectomy Receives the Wrong Food, Suffers...

"I thought, ‘Yes, it’s the hospital. It will be fine, they know what they’re doing’."
Clodagh Victory

Pharmacist’s Quick Action Saves Woman in Throes of Anaphylactic Reaction

It was just another day filling prescriptions until....
Wendy Stein OAM

Distinguished Humanitarian Uses own EpiPen to Save Life of Host During...

She adds another achievement to her long list: saving a radio host from anaphylaxis.
Beth Slattery

Woman Searches for Good Samaritan Who Saved Her Life During Anaphylactic...

Epinephrine and the efforts of a passerby saved the day.
Samara and Chad

First Date Results in Anaphylaxis and Trip to ER, Couple Becomes...

Girl meets boy on Tinder. Boy invites girl over. Girl kisses Boy. Girl ends up in emergency room.
Savannah Kyriazopoulos vs McDonalds

McDonald’s Denies Serving Almond Milk to Woman with Nut Allergies Causing...

"My life flashed before my eyes, everything went black, I was just so desperate to breathe."
Keith Downey and Killian McGreal

Quick-Thinking Pharmacist Saves Man Suffering Anaphylaxis at Local Restaurant

If you are diagnosed with a food allergy, there is no telling how severe your next reaction will be.
Gavin and Poppy Lancaster

Food Allergy Testing Saves Toddler’s Life… from Kidney Failure

The twins had blood drawn for routine food allergy tests. Hours later, their parents received an urgent call.