Spend a Moment with Mary

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Mary Varvel In regards to your foodborne illness, what is your greatest struggle currently? My health took a nose-dive shortly after my illness.  I dealt with my first of many MRSA staph infections and several arthritic/joint degeneration issues-mainly cervical/lumbar […]

Spend a Moment with Richelle

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Richelle Shields How has your experience with foodborne illness shaped the way you think about food today? I am still very surprised and disappointed at how often people today are unaware of the severe risks and consequences of unsafe […]

Spend a Moment with Mary

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Mary Heersink Why did you get involved with Stop Foodborne Illness? One year before the Pacific Northwest Jack in the Box epidemic, and thousands of miles away, our son lay 7 weeks in a pediatric intensive care unit.   He wasn’t […]

Spend a Moment with Emily

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Emily Grabowski What do you remember most about your illness? I don’t remember much of my illness – I was heavily medicated towards the end. I do remember how calm everyone was around me. They made sure I had […]

Spend a Moment with Debbie

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Debbie Treen Talk about something you think everyone should know about food safety.  Food poisoning can happen to anybody. It doesn’t only affect the young or the old or those who are immune-deficient. My daughter was a healthy 6 […]

Spend a Moment with Gabrielle

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Gabrielle Meunier Tell us something you remember about your foodborne illness experience.  My son, Christopher, contracted a foodborne illness at the age of 7 after eating peanut butter crackers. I remember the agonizing pain he was in and the […]

Spend a Moment with Charlene

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Charlene Brown What do you remember most about your illness? Approximately 12 years ago, my son Rusty became ill with what was initially diagnosed as a stomach virus. Rusty was later diagnosed with E. coli O157. I recall the doctor […]

Spend a Moment with Dana

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Dana Dziadul Talk about a time when you spoke to a room full of people. I have spoken around the country about my experience with a food borne illness and why FSMA is so important to me and should […]

From Visionary Volunteer to Devoted Donor: Meet Laurie Girand

When Californian Laurie Girand’s three-year-old daughter, Anna, suffered excruciating pain and a terrifying diagnosis of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) after being poisoned by a popular unpasteurized apple juice, her awe-inspiring journey to becoming a food safety warrior began. Now a longtime supporter of STOP Foodborne Illness, Laurie talked with us recently to explore why she’s passionate […]