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Celebrating Cross Event Refuse to Do Nothing Nonprofit Organization

celebrating cross

food allergy awareness

This January 15, 2024, marks seven years since Cross Hatfield suffered from anaphylactic shock after ingesting a brownie that contained cashew powder at a restaurant with his family.

Cross fought for his life for 5 long days in the PICU at Scottish Rite Hospital. 

Cross is a Level 5 Anaphylactic, the most severe of cases, and experienced every symptom of a reaction within five minutes of exposure to peanuts and tree nuts.

Celebrating Cross Refuse to Do Nothing Nonprofit Organization
Anaphylaxis Food Allergy

Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur within seconds or minutes to exposure to an allergen.

Symptoms can affect several areas of the body, including breathing and blood circulation, and requires epinephrine (adrenaline) within minutes of the reaction.

Those affected by anaphylaxis require emergency care immediately.

what is anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis Food Allergy

Symptoms include 

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Reduced blood pressure (e.g., pale, weak pulse, confusion, loss of consciousness)

  • Weakness or fainting

  • Skin symptoms or swollen lips

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, cramping)


Cross Hatfield experienced every single symptom.

symptoms of anaphylaxis
Common Food Allergies

Although nearly any food can trigger an allergic reaction, there are ten foods that cause the majority of reactions:

  • Peanut

  • Milk

  • Egg

  • Soy

  • Wheat

  • Tree Nut

  • Shellfish

  • Fish

  • Sesame

  • Gluten

Cross has Level 5 Anaphylaxis to Peanuts and Tree Nuts.

common allergens
Food Allergy Awareness Event

Celebrating Cross is the day we celebrate our survivor!

We have music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, and dollar dance with the Guest of Honor!

Through awareness and education, we pray that compassion and understanding of food allergies are a priority for all. We are forever grateful for the nurses and doctors who fought fearlessly for Cross' recovery and for the opportunity to raise money and celebrate Cross as our Brave Anaphylactic Survivor in this special event.

what is 'celebrating cross'?

upcoming event

We are excited to announce we're planning the details for the next Celebrating Cross event 

Thank you to those who
donated to the Silent Auction !

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