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Penn State Student Dies Of Allergic Reaction To Peanuts

Penn State student Max McGlinchey passed away June 23 due to anaphylaxis to peanut exposure in his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He had recently finished his freshman year studying finance.

Max had a severe peanut allergy since birth, and on June 22 ate at a Chinese restaurant that did not disclose its use of peanut oil, according to his sister Chloé on a GoFundMe page created in Max’s memory.

After his allergic reaction began, he self-administered two EpiPens. When he became unresponsive, 911 was called and his father began CPR. EMS arrived and continued CPR on the way to the hospital, where Max was placed on a ventilator.

“The hospital staff did everything they could to save him but Max did not make it through,” Chloé wrote. The page to date has raised more than $4,000 of its $20,000 goal.

Our condolences go out to Max’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


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