Getting to Know a Devoted Donor: Meet Christine Chatfield

Losing your only beloved son at the young age of 24 is devastating. Beyond devastating. It leaves a huge hole in your heart and life that can’t ever be filled. That’s what Christine Chatfield lives with every day since her once dynamic, smart, loving, and funny son, Richard, took his last breath on October 19, […]

Why Do We Celebrate Food Safety Heroes? It’s Not for Them — It’s for Us

Why Do We Celebrate Food Safety Heroes?  It’s Not for Them — It’s for Us

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Why Do We Celebrate Food Safety Heroes? It’s Not for Them — It’s for Us True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others
 at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” — Arthur […]

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 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 […]

How a Grandmother Handled Her Grief and Frustration with Determination to Change Oregon Law on Behalf of Other Families

We are survivors, my tough family, but no family should be in our shoes. During Labor Day weekend in 2014, news broke about three children in Oregon who’d contracted E. coli O157:H7 during the same period, and in the same area. Multiple causes were investigated, though the source was never conclusively determined. Two of those children survived but one, Serena Profitt, did not. Serena’s grandmother, […]