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Young Ethan Stands Strong Against Food Allergies and EoE

Meet Ethan, a Star Wars fan from Ohio. He fights his eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and multiple food allergies not with light sabers, but with karate. Ethan, a second grader, is our November #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine winner. His mom told us that karate gave him his self confidence and happiness back after his diagnosis.


"He said he will fight this EoE and one day he will eat his favorite foods again," said his mom, Waianne.

Ethan and his family win their choice of $400 worth of Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products.

There is just one more chance to win this year in our #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign! Be sure to take your epinephrine with you to December parties, on holiday shopping trips and wherever you travel. Share your photo of where you went and have the honor of closing out our 2015 campaign.

You do not need to show your auto-injectors - just snap a photo of where you have taken them.

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 everywhere– holiday shopping, office parties, and family outings.

To enter, share your photo with the hashtag #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine on the platform of your choice:

Check out our contest announcement for more information.

Mylan Specialty L.P., maker of the EpiPen™ brand of epinephrine auto-injector, is sponsoring this awareness campaign.


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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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