Dear Stephen Harper, my esteemed Canadian Prime Minister,
Have you lost your mind?
As Journeywoman, a female travel journalist who has crisscrossed the world solo, I am considered quite brave by my readers. However, eight years ago when it came to caring for my toddler granddaughter, Jessie, I was scared silly. Frightened enough that I really had to build up my courage to be left alone with her.
You see, when she was just a toddler, Jessie was diagnosed with a severe allergy to fish and nuts.
I knew that eating either of those could bring on allergic reactions. Reactions that might vary from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and, loss of consciousness. I understood that symptoms could sometimes get worse very quickly and the most severe reaction, called anaphylaxis, could be fatal.
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