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Sabrina's Law

"Powerful!" - Winnipeg Free Press

"Eye-opening." -Globe and Mail


  • A film by
  • Barry Lank
  • 54919 Closed caption available
  • List Price: $69.95
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“ * * * [3 stars]! A solid tool for raising awareness… moving… Recommended!” -- Video Librarian

Sabrina Shannon was a Canadian school child with a deadly allergy. Her parents are trying to make sure that what happened to her will never happen to another child!

On the morning of September 29, 2003, Sara Shannon handed her daughter Sabrina five dollars for lunch, gave her a quick kiss, and saw her off to school. Four hours later she was standing in the emergency room watching helplessly as doctors and nurses struggled to save their daughter's life. Only 13 years old, Sabrina Shannon died a day later of complications brought about by anaphylactic shock. Suspected cause: french fries from the school cafeteria.

Since that day her parents have dedicated their lives to saving the lives of other children. Sabrina was one of untold millions living with life-threatening allergies. Sabrina's Law talks to representatives from the anaphylaxis community who openly discuss this alarming health crisis, and introduces us to other parents of children at risk, such as Robert Kennedy Jr, who fight an up-hill battle for legislation to protect their communities.

Sabrina's Law follows the Shannon's journey as they struggle to deal with their daughter's death and embark on a heroic crusade for social change. In 2006, their efforts resulted in the creation of Sabrina's Law in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It is the first legislation in the world to protect children with deadly allergies. Today, their efforts continue to make Sabrina's Law a reality all over the world.


42 min 38 s
Production Year:
Luanne Lank
Merit Jensen-Carr
Derek Mazur
Available in French:
La loi de Sabrina