A mother of three who turns 33 today is among victims who are hospitalized with botulism poisoning after eating at Valley Oak Food & Fuel, a gas station in Sacramento County, CA.

Family photos of Lavina Kelly before she contracted botulism poisoning, left, and as she is now, partially paralyzed and on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. Photos courtesy of family members
Family photos of Lavinia Kelly before she contracted botulism poisoning, left, and after, partially paralyzed and on a ventilator in an intensive care unit.
Photos courtesy of family members

Lavinia Kelly remains partially paralyzed and on a ventilator as her family and friends wonder whether this will be her last birthday. She had no way of knowing when she stopped for a snack
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A federal judge is recommending the approval of a $12 million settlement to compensate those sickened and the families of people killed in the 2009 nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts and peanut products sold by Peanut Corporation of America.

Judge Michael Urbanski released the recommendation yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia, where the Peanut Corporation is headquartered. The settlement will help pay more than 120 personal injury claims, including the families of the nine people who died and 45 children who were made seriously ill. In total, the outbreak sickened over 700 people across the U.S. and thousands of peanut products

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