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Cross-contamination from airport salad, ill-prepared flight attendants, and lack of care almost resulted in one 18-year-old’s death. For two hours I sat on the ground of the bathroom floor, struggling to breathe and jittering from the shot of epinephrine, going in and out of consciousness. It was truly my worst nightmare. I was traveling alone, and I was completely UNMONITORED for a full 2 hours after an initial check once after I administered the EpiPen. The flight attendants seemed flustered and unsure of what to do the entire time.