Life or death

Children with food allergies face a world full of threats

Posted: October 9, 2013 at 2:50 a.m.

Braxton Peel, shown here getting help with her algebra homework from her mother, Andrea Peel, always has close at hand the medications that could save her life in the event of an allergic reaction.

Braxton Peel was 2 ½ when residue from a handful of peanuts her grandmother had eaten hours earlier sent her body into a severe allergic reaction. Braxton’s mom, Andrea Peel of Little Rock, was at work when she answered a call from her mother-in-law.

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Family, Pages 34 on 10/09/2013