Dear Parents and Caregivers of Allergic Children,
Yesterday a sweet 7-year-old first grader died. She had an allergic reaction from eating something with peanut. For some reason the school did not give her Benadryl, and even more strangely “At the beginning of this school year, the mother said she tried to give the clinical aid an Epipen for emergencies, but she was declined and told to keep it at home.” This tragedy could have been avoided. Please PLEASE If your school, daycare, mother-in-law, etc is not following safe protocol, is not keeping an Epi-Pen readily available, THEN it is up to YOU to DO something- ADVOCATE! You may be shy, you may be passive, you may not want to ‘rock the boat’ But you MUST!~If others are not doing everything they can to keep your child safe! BE a pain in the school administrations ass, find a new daycare if you have to!! Call your legislature and support the passing of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act! Make sure others know about your child’s allergies, how to care for them, what your action plan is!~Remind them- constantly! [I tell anyone who watches my boys- Use epi-pen, call 911, THEN call me!] Dear Lord let this be the last child who needs to die because of not having an Epi-pen available! Be strong, be an advocate, educate those around you- and do it to keep your children safe! Bless us all!