Spend a Moment With Amanda

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Amanda Craten What do you remember most about your illness? Thankfully little Noah does not remember his time in the hospital or his surgery. As for the rest of our family, we will never forget the pain and uncertainty […]

Spend a Moment with Ines

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Ines Alicea What do you remember most about your illness? I remember not feeling heard. I went to about 12 infectious disease doctors and I kept telling them I had fevers and felt like things were biting me under […]

Spend a Moment with Anne

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Anne Dolhaynk What do you remember most about your illness? I remember my entire experience very clearly, but my memories are primarily based on my hallucinations. By the time I was checked into the hospital with extreme flu-like symptoms, […]

Spend a Moment With Joe

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Joe Ward What do you remember most about your illness? What I remember most about my brush with E. coli was the pain, because I have never felt something like that before or since my bout with foodborne illness. […]

Spend a Moment With Melissa and Ruby

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Melissa + Ruby What do you remember most about your illness? The thing I remember the most about Ruby’s illness was the fear I was going to lose my daughter. The doctors looked at me with sadness and said, “We […]

Spend a Moment With Rylee

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Rylee Gustafson Photo: California LGMA What do you remember about your illness? I can remember the beginning — showing symptoms, and I vaguely remember my recovery. Unfortunately, the only thing I remember before I showed any symptoms was that I picked […]

Spend a Moment with Mike

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Mike Ayers What do you remember most about your illness? I was a 46-year-old, self-employed man who’d never really ever been sick. Whether it was aches or more serious pains, I was always able to “tough it out” – […]

Spend a Moment with Ken

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Ken Koehler What do you remember most about your illness? I remember it like it was yesterday. It started as an upset stomach that progressively got worse. Then came the diarrhea, followed a couple hours later by intense vomiting.  […]

Spend a Moment with Nancy

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Nancy Donley On Nov. 17, 2015, Nancy was the recipient of the Stop Foodborne Illness Legacy Tribute in honor of her son Alexander Thomas Donley. Why did you get involved with Stop Foodborne Illness?  In July 1993, my only child, […]

Spend a Moment with Elizabeth

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spend a Moment with Elizabeth Yarnell What do you remember most about your illness? I was infected with listeria after eating a piece of spiral-sliced turkey at a baby shower the neighbors threw for me. Out of the 18 people at the party, […]