SoSo News - December 8th 2016

South End Family Channels Grief Into Purpose #livlikeoaks

"In some respects, Oakley Debbs was like many other 11-year-olds. He loved sports, hanging with his friends and had an inherent happiness and zest for life that often seems reserved for the young. But the South Ender also suffered from asthma and a “mild” allergy to nuts.

While he was very careful to check labels and avoid any foods with nuts, over a Thanksgiving vacation in Maine with his family, he ate part of a piece of coffee cake that had come in a gift basket and was now sitting out on the counter. As it turns out, what looked like chocolate was actually walnut."

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