In Memory: Joanna Salmingo Food Allergy Education

This trauma to our family is something we never want anyone to experience ever again. Unfortunately, there are millions of people that suffer from life-threatening allergies to foodstuffs.

We are conditioned to think that epinephrine injectors and antihistamines are reversals and antidotes to these real-life poisons. THEY ARE NOT. They only buy you time. A very short amount. But without proper knowledge, what will you do in that time?

There isn't enough awareness, training or knowledge about food related allergies and we believe that most people are oblivious to the dangers of comestible threats. These people sometimes include parents, friends, restaurants and restaurant corporations AND EVEN medical professionals as well as the allergy sufferers themselves.

As the story goes, trauma inspires action. My sister's death inspires us to provide adequate awareness to community centers, schools, restaurants, hotels and other public venues, organizations and agencies, as well as certain areas of the medical care profession by starting this educational initiative - advocating safety and public insight about this global epidemic. We've started a high-impact educational summit on the severity of food-related allergies. The summit contains research groundwork led by medical professionals from ground zero and includes dietary and lifestyle scenarios that we take for granted, every single day. Most importantly, the summit will include epinephrine injection training, how-to and what to do, action & reaction, life-saving tactics as well as general education for present day living. Because we need this.

Your generosity will help buy creative materials, fund production costs for videos, cover travel expenses and most importantly, allow us to educate as we advocate for a safer allergy aware society. Using my established public platform with my network of industry professionals, including a network of family & friends in medicine, para-medicine, education, food-service and hospitality, we have all newly dedicated our lives to educating to preventing another tragedy caused by food-related allergies and anaphylaxis.

Ask questions.
Read every ingredient.
And NEVER take a chance on a "May Contain Traces" label.
It's not worth it.

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Thank you in advance for your generosity.


In honour and advocacy of Joanna Frances Salmingo-Fontaine
March 10, 1988 - August 24, 2018

As most have guessed by now, my sister Joanna had suffered a trauma.
On August 8th, my sister accidentally reacted to her nut allergy from a dessert she purchased from Whole Foods. Her epipen bought her enough time for her to notify us that something was wrong. We were all home to tend to the emergency.
Her reaction caused her airway to swell and eventually lose consciousness. Repercussions led to permanent brain damage from oxygen deprivation - irreversible by current conventional western medicine. This led to eventual brain death.

The love and support from our families, friends, relatives and in some cases, complete strangers outweigh our grief and sorrow. Our happy memories of my sister and her selflessness and generosity, completely mirror that of a saint and we could not be more proud to offer my sister the opportunity to give the gift of life to those that await a second chance. On August 25th, she fulfilled those wishes.

She has taught us valuable lessons in love, family and support, but most of all, she has taught me what it truly means to be wealthy.

Your IG handle being @TheGirlWanderz makes so much sense now. Good luck on your eternal wander, my sweet baby sister.

Thank you kiddo. Thank you my angel. We know you’ll always watch over us with that soft smile and tender cadence. I love you. We love you.
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