Saturday, November 17, 2007

a moment

Please take a moment in your day to watch
Sabrina's
story.
Learn, educate yourself or others and be aware!

If you are not familiar with the story behind Sabrina's
Law, please watch this amazing documentary.
It's a story that you will never, ever forget.


http://www.canada.com/globaltv/globalshows/globalcurrents/video.html

Thank you Sara Shannon for having the strength
to help all the other families who have
children with allergies!
You and your family are always in my thoughts and heart!


11 comments:

mosaic queen said...

Hi Ally
I received your email and yes that's fine. Remind me when it gets closer to your arrival, so that I can start creating your cupcakes then.
In the meantime, come and visit my new blog
www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com
Michelle

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Hi Ally,

I didn`t get a chance to see that show, but those pictures in your other post sure are amazing!

tea
xo

Kahshe Cottager said...

This is a tragic story but with a positive outcome as it has brought about Sabrina's Law.

As a former teacher I shared the concern of the parents for the safety of their children - not just those with food allergies but also other conditions that could be life threatening.

It was absolutely shocking to me how many parents do not inform the classroom teachers of these conditions .. in part because they assume that the school officials notify the teachers but this is not always the case because of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Life threatening conditions are shared with staff along with crisis procedures but there are some things that aren't shared. For an example, not all children with epilepsy are identified even to the school. It is really frightening to have a child go into seizures without any idea that this could happen. In some cases, knowing what triggers a seizure could have prevented it.

Another thing that really irked me were the number of children who are not given medic alert bracelets or pendants to wear. I have heard every excuse for not doing this and my answer has always been, who speaks for your child if you aren't there and they can't speak for themselves?

I am very happy that Ally has put medic alert bracelets on all of her children as well as educating them and their teachers about their food allergies.

Ally has been active in introducing her school council to the No Child Without program. Medic Alert Canada is partnering with schools/school boards to ensure school-aged children has access to medic alert bracelets as they can be expensive if you have a limited income or several children in the family that require them.

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely post, and the pics below, Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Carmen said...

xx

Carmen said...

Preparing something special for you... Double protected, LOL

One Crabapple said...

THis is not about Sabrina's story.

I got your sweet Christmas wish and came by to tell you to have the same and then I read such news ! I am devestated to hear of your thyroid diagnosis. I am thinking of you and will be wondering how the surgery AND your holidays are going....How your family is doing, etc.

This must have been shocking. Hit by a train ?

Much Love...hope to hear from you SOON.

Prayers.

S.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Sending prayers to you Ally that you feel and are 100% after your operation. These things are so scary.

tea
xo

altermyworld said...

Sending you loads of healing light, loads of love and support and loads of prayers to the universe.
Ang

Naturegirl said...

My dearest Ally know that I continue to pray and think of you as you walk this journey bravely. I just know that you shall again be on solid ground. I am sending you an angel of courage..flutter flutter..hugging you and lots of love aNNa xoxoxoxo

Carmen said...

If you feel weird Today is the after effects of the anesthesia.
This will pass very soon dear little sister of mine!
I love you!
xx