A 13-year-old Idaho girl has died after experiencing a severe allergic reaction to a dessert that she ate at a cheerleading banquet, her family said.
Reese Langer, who was a student at Eagle Middle School, had been diligent about checking product labels since she was diagnosed with severe food allergies at a young age, news station CBS2 reported.
“She was great about knowing what foods she couldn’t have and where those ingredients would likely be hiding,” according to ReeseStrong, a nonprofit started by her family to raise awareness about food allergies.
A family friend remembered Reese Langer “for her sweet spirit, pure heart, and infectious smile.”Facebook Reese Langer attended Eagle Middle School in Eagle, Idaho.Facebook Reese Langer is survived by her parents, Heather and Ryan.Facebook
But the teen mistakenly ate a sweet that was unsafe for her at the cheer event, her family said, without specifying what the item was.
She suffered a severe allergic reaction and died