The mother of a young woman who died after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich, is warning people with severe food allergies to always be prepared.
Myriam Ducre-Lemay died in 2012 after suffering cerebral anoxia (oxygen deprivation to the brain), CTV News reports.
The 20-year-old Canadian woman had just kissed her new boyfriend, who was allegedly unaware of her allergy, goodnight when she began having trouble breathing.
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According to CTV News, the young woman then asked her boyfriend if he had eaten any nuts; when he replied she told him to call 911.
She was rushed to hospital, however her condition deteriorated and she passed away shortly after.
A coroner’s report found that she did not have her Epipen or MedicAlert bracelet on her at the time – something the young woman’s mother is now encouraging people with food allergies to ensure they have on them to prevent further tragedies like this from occurring.