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Bethenny Frankel Has a New "Mission" Following a Recent “Unusual and Confusing” Health Scare (UPDATED)

The RHONY philanthropist found herself in the ICU with a "rare" allergy to fish.

By Jocelyn Vena
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UPDATE (Dec. 18, 2018, 3:43 p.m.): The RHONY mogul has since found several companies to donate mattresses to the cause, Leesa and Wayfair reached out to her. "Yes and thank you so much. I love your website so much but more importantly, your [heart]. Xoxo," Bethenny wrote, adding, "Yay! Thanks so much. We can all work together. I appreciate it very much. Xoxo."
Casper also clarified their original statement: "Oh no! In our tweet late last night, we meant that we wish we were there with you. Sorry for sleep talking. We’re always happy to help, and we would love to chat about this. Send us an email or DM us with your contact info so we can reach out."

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Bethenny Frankel has found a new "mission of mine" following a "rare" fish allergy that landed her in the hospital, she confirmed on Monday (December 17). The Real Housewives of New York City philanthropist tweeted about the scary incident, sharing with her followers: "I have rare fish allergy. Sun, I had soup, itched [and] was unconscious for 15 min[ute]s then to ER [and] ICU for 2 days [with] BP of 60/40... I couldn’t talk, see," she wrote. "Thought I had a stroke [and] dying [and] told if 5 min[utes]s later I’d be dead... 911 [and] EPI saved me. I’ll never not carry an epipen."

In the wake of the health scare, the B Strong founder has been energized with a new mission to help others how may face a similar issue. One fan suggested: "You are always so generous and know the importance of EpiPens maybe you can donate some to schools and children organizations. If you don’t have insurance they cost between $300-600. But narcan is free. Go figure."

Bethenny seemed very open to the idea, responding: "I am all over this. I’ve heard about it and this will be a mission of mine."

Bethenny is also hoping to get mattresses and bed linens donated to the hospital that treated her.

As for her allergy, Bethenny offered a little more insight into it and why she doesn't often speak about it. "It’s very unusual [and] confusing so I keep it to myself [because] it is hard to describe," she tweeted. She also is thinking about now wearing a medical ID bracelet in the wake of the scare.

Check out Bethenny in action helping others, below.

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