Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth of Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products.
His mother, Kris, sent us this picture on Twitter. "When he started driving, I loved that we came up with the slogan, no epi, no keys. It was something he could relate to and buy into. I pray he stays safe and appreciate your education and promotion of allergy awareness."
"I honestly remember like yesterday the day he started kindergarten. I cried outside of the school wondering if he would survive being exposed to all the other children's food," his mom wrote. "I trained the staff, educated the kids, had EpiPens™ everywhere, but still worried."
"Now that my son is an adult, he is independent, but we taught him well."
Do you carry your epinephrine everywhere, like Austin? Where do you take your or your child's epinephrine? Show us! Add your photo to our campaign and the next winner could be you! (You do not need to show your auto-injectors - just show us a photo of where you have taken them with you in your photos.)
Epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that must be treated immediately. Studies show many people leave their emergency medicine behind, so take yours with you – to the beach, to the pool, to the movies, anywhere you go.
There are four more chances to win! To enter, share your photo with the hashtag #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine on the platform of your choice:
- On our website - KFA Community Album (must login or register first)
- On KFA's Facebook page
- Instagram (tag @kidswithfoodallergies)
- Twitter (tag @kfatweets)
- Pinterest (follow us @kfapins)
Mylan Specialty, maker of the EpiPen™ brand of epinephrine auto-injector, is sponsoring this awareness campaign.