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"Something as simple as hand washing could have prevented my children's suffering." Read Sydney and Melody's story here. #HonorWall #StopFoodborneIllness

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  • Spend a moment with Sydney and Melody, two girls who suffered from E. Coli.

    Spend a moment with Sydney and Melody, two girls who suffered from E. Coli.

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In 2009, my girls Melody (20) and Sydney (17) were doing what young women do; listening to music, playing with makeup, talking on the phone, and eating junk food. One day in June they were baking cookies and, like a lot people do, eating a little raw cookie dough.

Both of my daughters became so sick and spiked high temperatures.  Since Melody was 20, and living on her own, her father took her to the nearest hospital where she was treated and released as her symptoms were not as severe as her sister’s.

Continuing reading Sydney and Melody's story and connect with Stop Foodborne Illness here.


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