Finally, some good food allergy related news from a school surrounding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors…
Epi-Pens to the rescue!
I for one was growing tired of the tragic stories. Jared Smyth and his school had an action plan, and it saved his life. This is how all these types of stories should end! Congratulations to all involved! The kid himself, the school nurse, the parents, the administration, the hospital, and the media for covering good news.
Sadly, I can only find one source for the article, while there were a plethora for Ammaria Johnson & Katelyn Carlson. More media outlets need to pick this up & run with it! Get the word out there that having epi-pens in schools is a great thing! Of course, it always helps to educate your child on not taking any food from others… but as evidenced, it’s not always that easy, and accidents do happen.
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