♠♣♥♦ Allergies trump Deafblind. ♠♣♥♦

Deafblind girl refuses to go to school after teachers BAN guide dog from dining hall because another pupil has allergy
A deaf and blind teenager is refusing to go to school after teachers banned her guide dog from the dining hall.
Molly Watt, 17, says she was left to eat lunch alone in a separate room because another pupil who uses the canteen is allergic to the dog.
And the pupil, who has been nominated by deafblind charity Sense to carry the Olympic flame, says she will not return until the ban is lifted.
She has since been signed off sick by a doctor after suffering a panic attack when she was separated from her black Labrador-retriever cross named Unis.
The A-level student, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, has not attended classes at Mary Hare School in Newbury, Berkshire, since November 3
 ‘She was shaking, having panic attacks and was unable to sleep after being asked to leave Unis in a sideroom. Her doctor has signed her off sick.
So here we have two children who cannot share a school canteen together. One because he has a dog allergy and the other because she suffers from panic attacks.

Normally a blind person would be allowed pretty much unrestricted access for a guide dog, yet apparently she has been banned from the school canteen because another pupil apparently has such a bad dog allergy that he will break out in lumps, even from the other side of the room.

On the other hand, the blind girl apparently suffers from panic attacks the minute she is separated from her pooch. Her doctor seems to think that panic attacks are a real thing but you'll never sell it to me.

The allergy guy is:
at risk of a fatal anaphylactic shock if he comes into contact with the dog.
The blind girl is:
fashion conscious and [does] not like to be seen with a cane. She would rather fall over.
The school principal says:
he consulted medical experts and charity groups before making alternative arrangements, which included re-timetabling lessons and banning the dog from the dining room.
He said it leaves Molly without Unis for less than two hours a week and he believes she could use alternative support - such as a stick or friend - to guide her during this time.
 The blind girls mother says:
‘The alternative arrangements the school has put in place are not good enough.’
Personally, and without anymore facts than those printed in the Daily Mail, I think enough has been done to accommodate this girls needs.

I'm not sure the 'refusal to return to school' protest is the right way to go either, as the last time I looked, A levels were not compulsory. She may have just solved the schools problem for them.

Molly - who is studying English, textiles and performing - was born deaf and lost her sight aged 14.
And maybe that's no great loss. Unless she is hoping for a career as a literary critic of thespian costumes.

It seems for once, the lower hand in victimhood poker has come out on top. Some people are none too happy.
A petition called Justice 4 Deafblind guide-dog Owner Molly Watt has been signed by more than a thousand people, including former alumni.

Justice? What about justice for the chap who might die? I see he doesn't get an article in the newspaper.

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