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3 year old ,Elijah  Silvera had just became a preschooler at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem. A relative that spoke to CBS2 said, “ Elijah had a personality that was hard to miss”. Ruben Porras describes him as “ a bright light, he was just one of those kids, that when you walked in and saw him you just light up”.

Elijah Silvera went into anaphylactic shock after a school worker gave him a grilled cheese sandwich despite knowing he was allergic to dairy products, his parents say. The school had previously been given documents stating that Elijah “has a severe allergy to dairy” products, according to a GoFundMe page created by a family members.

“I lost one of the loves of my life yesterday,” Hawthorne posted on Facebook. “My son Elijah passed away. Emergency room doctors were “tragically unable to save him,” the family said.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said they were “closing the Center for Family Services and continuing to aggressively investigate what happened and whether the facility could have done something differently to prevent this tragedy”, on Wednesday.  City officials said that staff will be sent to the pre-K on Thursday in order to help parents find alternatives.

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