Four years ago a 20-year-old Canadian woman with a serious nut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend. Now, her mother is speaking out and sharing the tragic story of her daughter’s untimely passing.
Speaking to Journal de Quebec, Micheline Ducré says that what should have been a normal night out for her young daughter ended due to a number of avoidable mistakes being made.
According to Micheline, her daughter Myriam Ducré-Lemay, had been at a party with her boyfriend on the night of her death in 2012.
Following the party, Micheline says Myriam and her boyfriend - who had no knowledge of her allergy to peanuts- went back to his place. He ate a peanut butter sandwich, brushed his teeth and then kissed his girlfriend.
At first, Myriam "didn't feel it", which Micheline she now finds as odd, because, "Usually, she feels [her allergies] from a hundred miles around." But within minutes of the kiss, Myriam was suffering from severe shortness of breath - a common symptom of an anaphylactic reaction.
Despite her boyfriend calling 911 and an ambulance arriving just eight minutes later, Myriam ultimately died of cerebral anoxia (deprivation of oxygen t0 the brain).
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