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International Red Sneaker Day

May 20th is International Red Sneakers Day - a day to spread awareness about Food Allergies, while also sharing the story and memory of a boy who loved red sneakers.




Food allergies come in many forms. While one person's body will have a deadly reaction to nuts, another's allergy will be shellfish. The common issue is that both are life-threatening conditions.


Energetic and athletic 11-year-old Oakley Debbs inspired this observance. He had a tree nut and peanut allergy, and he loved red sneakers. Sadly, he is also a testament that allergens kill. In November of 2016, Oakley died after eating a slice of cake made with walnut extract.

Anaphylaxis is a frightening and deadly condition. Take steps to make a difference in your life or that of a loved one.



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