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IN OMG! ON 13 Jun, 2016
You never know in which form death will knock at your doorstep. One minute you are enjoying the simple moments of life and the very next you can feel the air choking the life out of you. This is the story of Myriam, who died in the year 2012 after kissing her boyfriend.
Micheline Ducre is now speaking out about the case so that no one else sees the same fate as her daughter's.
Let's find out what happened.
She was just 20-year-old when the incident took place.
"Sadly, she did not have the time to tell him she had a peanut allergy." Along with not wearing her Medical Alert Bracelet. She wants everyone to realize how important it is to let people know about your allergies.
He had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich and kissed her goodnight, not really knowing that his kiss will be the death of her.
Her asthma inhaler did not help out a bit, so she told her boyfriend to call an ambulance. Although paramedics arrived in time, they could do nothing to save her.
The reason behind her death was the lack of oxygen reaching her brain.
"(This) is why you have to carry your EpiPen, even though you don't want to and even though it's not cool," says Dr. Christine McCusker of the Montreal Children's Hospital.
"The most important part of managing your allergies is that you have to inform people," McCusker says. "You have to say, 'Listen guys, I have food allergies, I have my EpiPen. If there's a problem, help me.'"