Family Has Warning For Others After Their Son D1es Eating Pound Cake

Thanksgiving is a holiday associated with family, good food, and gratefulness. But for the Debbs household, the festivities turned into a nightmare when Oakley Debbs, aged 11, made a decision that took his life.

The Deebs family decided to order in a Thanksgiving dinner basket for themselves to eat.

This was so they wouldn’t need to spend as much time on meal prep and could go up to Maine for their vacation with less hassle.

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The food basket was full of delicious treats, the most interesting of which was a large pound cake meant for dessert.

No one paid much attention to it, as the turkey was being prepared and was much more exciting at the moment. But Oakley, curious, decided to give it a try.

Oakley has a mild allergy to tree nuts and peanuts as well as asthma, so when he took a piece of pound cake, he carefully perused it. It didn’t seem to have any nuts, so he ate it.

But in a few minutes, he felt a sensation he recognized immediately: an allergic reaction.

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Oakley told his mom, named Merrill, about what he’d done. They checked the list of ingredients and saw that walnuts were used.

Merrill gave Oakley a Benadryl, and his symptoms immediately disappeared, along with the one hive on his face.

Then, just before bed, Oakley went into Merrill’s room and told her he felt sick again. All of a sudden, he began to experience severe anaphylactic symptoms. He started to throw up and have trouble breathing.

Merrill called 911, and an ambulance arrived in 10 minutes. By that time, Oakley’s face was blue.

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His anaphylaxis worsened. First responders quickly gave him two shots in a row of epinephrine, and Oakley was rushed to the hospital.

But sadly, they were not able to save him. After four days spent fighting desperately to stay alive, Oakley passed away in the hospital.

Merrill regrets her decision to use a Benadryl instead of the EpiPen they have at home. Her decision was made based on the supposed mildness of Oakley’s allergic reaction to the cake.

However, since her son has passed away, she dug a little deeper and did some research that shows that EpiPens are better used sooner than later.

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As of now, medical experts have yet to discover what causes delayed allergic reactions such as Oakley’s – but this is the reason using an EpiPen sooner rather than later is so crucial.

The Debbs family, however, has been adamant in ensuring that everyone in the family does not take the blame for Oakley’s passing.

Instead, the family penned a touching statement penned in the form of an open letter from Oakley, as though he was writing from heaven.

The note thanked his family for trying their best to help him, and encouraged his family to love, be happy and at peace, and to love life.

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Since then, Merrill has founded Red Sneakers, an organization dedicated to the education of others regarding food allergies and their dangers.

You can check the website out here.

“In God We Trust” On Our Currency. Yes Or No?

This is quite a controversial topic. A judge recently struck down a case regarding the religious wording on U.S. currency. The plaintiff argued that the phrase “In God We Trust,” that is seen on American dollars, is a breach of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and places a burden on a person’s right to exercise religious freedom.

Do you support keeping “In God We Trust” on all American currency? Yes or no?

Father Invites Cyber Bullies To Daughter’s Funeral After 14-Year-Old Kills Herself

It is always a heartbreaking thing to witness the death of a child. It is even worse when it is one that took her own life out of desperation.

At the age of 6 years old, Amy “Dolly” Everett netted herself a lucrative modelling contract.

Donning the iconic Australian Akubra hat (which is a type of hat that is often associated with the unspoiled wilderness), Dolly’s sweet smile won the hearts of thousands.

She soon became the face that represented the company who hired her, and her photo spread through the country like wildfire.

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All wasn’t idyllic, however. Over the course of eight years, Dolly’s parents could only watch helplessly as their bright, outgoing daughter became withdrawn and sullen.

It was clear to her parents that she was wracked with severe depression and anxiety, likely as a result of the intense cyberbullying that sprung from her fame.

Unfortunately, the Everetts only grasped the true extent and depth of the bullying their daughter faced when she committed suicide at the tender age of 14, on the 3rd of January, 2018.

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Although they were understandably shaken and overwhelmed with grief, the Everetts came out to address the public that bullied their daughter.

Tick, Dolly’s father, called out the people who had driven his daughter to take her own life, asking them to look at what they have done.

At the same time, he took the opportunity to shed light on just how damaging bullying can be.

He shared a piece of art made by his daughter, showing just how much strength she showed even in her darkest moments.

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Since Dolly’s death, the Everetts have decided to honour their precious daughter’s memory by launching the anti-bullying campaign named “Dolly’s Dream.”

The aim is to not only raise awareness about suicide and bullying, but to also share hope with those who are walking down the same dark path their daughter once did.

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They definitely have their work cut out for them – as the world gets harsher and more heartless to handle, suicide numbers have only continued to rise.

As of present, the number of lives suicide has taken far outstrips any other disease or accidents combined.

In fact, it is the second leading cause of death for young adults and teens.

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The prevalence of the internet doesn’t help either. The internet has made it far easier to unload negative commentary onto a person anonymously in massive amounts.

Phrases such as “go kill yourself” and the like can be easily found anywhere.

Suicidal ideation is now so deeply embedded into the youth that many have taken to humour and self-depreciation to cope.

Just about any teen is familiar far too familiar with gallows humour than they really should be.

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As depression amongst the youth seems to be only getting worse, normalization of suicidal ideation is likely only going to get worse.

Teens already have it hard, trying to navigate a major transitional moment in their lives while learning how to handle relationships and their own mental development.

Hopefully campaigns like “Dolly’s Dream” will help bring hope to these teens and change lives.

Woman Checks Out At A Sporting Goods Store.. With a FEW EXTRA Charges!

A woman goes into Cabela’s to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday. She doesn’t know which one to get, so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter.

The clerk was standing behind the counter wearing dark glasses. She says to him, “Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything about this Rod and reel?” He says, “Ma’am, I’m completely blind; but if you’ll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything from the sound it makes.”

She doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway…… He says, “That’s a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-LB. test line. It’s a good all-around combination, and it’s on sale this week for only $20.00.”

She says, “It’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I’ll take it!”

As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor. “Oh, that sounds like a Master Card,” he says.She bends down to pick it up and accidentally farts. At first she is really embarrassed, but then realizes……there is no way the blind clerk could tell it was her who tooted. Being blind, he wouldn’t know that she was the only person around?

The man rings up the sale and says, “That’ll be $34.50 please.”

The woman is totally confused by this and asks, “Didn’t you tell me the rod and reel were on sale for $20.00? How did you get $34.50?”

He replies, “Yes, ma’am. The rod and reel is $20.00, but the Duck Call is $11.00, and the Catfish Bait is $3.50.”

She paid it and left without saying a word.

The best explanation of a politician I’ve ever heard.

While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders.

The old farmer said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.”

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.

The old farmer said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”

The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of fool put him up there to begin with.”

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Suicidal 13-Year-Old HUNG Herself After Mother MOCKED & NEGLECTED Her

A 13-year-old schoolgirl who hanged herself had told teachers about pot-washing punishments at home, an inquest has heard. ‘Alarm bells’ were ringing at Amber Peat’s school just months before she was found hanged in a hedgerow, the hearing was told.

Amber Peat ran away from her home in Nottingham, when she was ordered to clean out a cool box after returning from a family holiday to Cornwall. The inquest at Nottingham Coroner’s Court has previously been told Amber’s mother and stepfather didn’t report her missing for almost eight hours, and heard claims from teachers that she ‘didn’t get as much attention at home as would be considered normal’.

Who said doctors don’t have a sense of humor? HILARIOUS!

A woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor. The

doctor says, “Okay, Mrs. Jones, what’s the problem?”

The mother says, “It’s my daughter Darla, she keeps getting

these cravings, she’s putting on weight and is sick most

mornings.”

The doctor gives Darla a good examination then turns to the

mother and says, “Well,I don’t know how to tell you this but

your Darla is pregnant – about 4 months would be my guess.”

The mother says, “Pregnant?! She can’t be, she has never

ever been left alone with a man! Have you Darla?”

Darla says, “No mother! I’ve never even kissed a man!”

The doctor walked over to the window and just stares out it.

About five minutes pass and finally the mother says, “Is

there something wrong out there doctor?”

The doctor replies, “No, not really, it’s just that the last

time anything like this happened, a star appeared in the east

and three wise men came over the hill. I’ll be darned if I’m

going to miss it this time!”

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‘It Was Affecting Business’: Employee Who Lost Nose And Eye To Cancer Told To Cover Face At Restaurant

Imagine having a life-saving surgery that changes your appearance forever. Now, imagine having yourself kicked out because of it.

For Kirby Evans, this heartbreaking instance became a reality. Seven years ago, this now 65-year-old man developed skin cancer that caused basal cell carcinoma in his face.

Surgery had to be done in order to remove it, and this resulted in Kirby’s nose and left eye having to be removed.

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Being on a fixed income, Kirby couldn’t afford to undergo any reconstructive surgery. He also didn’t have the option of wearing an eye patch.

He’d tried in the past, but the sensitive skin surrounding his eyes meant that these patches would rub his skin raw.

Kirby worked hard on his self-acceptance and simply goes out into the world as he is.

Then, one day, Kirby stopped by a convenience store called Forks Pit Stop located in Walterboro, South Carolina.

He went in to buy a drink and some donuts and went to sit on a picnic bench outside. He’d only been sitting for a few minutes when the manager approached him angrily.

She practically grabbed him by the shirt and half-pulled, half-demanded that he come into her office.

The manager told Kirby that his face was scaring customers and that he should either cover it or leave immediately.

These words were extremely, brutally painful to Kirby, who had never been treated that way in his entire life.

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Kirby, unable to eat if he did choose to cover his face, had no choice but to leave the store. As he went, he broke down in tears. He went home and confided in his daughter, Brandy.

She was, understandably, completely outraged about the incident. She shared what happened on a Facebook post, and it wasn’t long before people all around the world were reading the story in shock and horror.

Meanwhile, does the heartless manager who wouldn’t even let Kirby enjoy his coffee and snack feel sorry? Not in the slightest.

In fact, Donna Crosby stands by her decision and defends it adamantly. She says that, as the owner of a food business where many people come in to eat, she has the right to do whatever it takes to keep her customers happy.

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She added that Kirby would come in to eat regularly during lunch, one of the busiest times at the store and that she needed to put her foot down.

She insists she has customers to please and plenty of bills to pay and that she doesn’t think there is anything wrong with what she did.

Brandy and Kirby aren’t going to let Crosby’s cruelty get them down!

In fact, Brandy went on to make a GoFundMe page entitled “Cancer does not discriminate!” for her father. So far, it has made $75,020 of its $75,000 goal.

Kirby is very thankful for all the support he has received.

With people all over the world pouring monetary support into his fund and vowing to boycott Crosby’s food business, Kirby is able to put these horrible actions behind him.