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MISSION STATEMENT the amanda kanowitz foundation

Identifying other children who have had extreme reactions to Influenza is critical to this research – but extremely difficult due to privacy laws.

If you know of a child who has died suddenly from Influenza or other illnesses, please have his/her family
Contact Us.

The Amanda Kanowitz Foundation has been established in memory of Amanda Rose Kanowitz, a beautiful, fun-loving four-year-old little girl who died suddenly from Influenza B on March 1, 2004.

Our mission is to save other children and spare other families the devastating tragedy of losing a child. Accordingly, we will work with top doctors and researchers across the U.S. to:

  • Increase awareness of the risks of Influenza and the importance of vaccinating all children and adults
  • Promote development of better vaccines and effective antiviral drugs
  • Determine which children should be considered high-risk for extreme reactions to Influenza and other infectious diseases
  • Identify preventative measures and proactive treatment to protect high-risk children
  • Develop treatment for high-risk children to prevent serious complications/death once severe immunological reactions have been triggered