Did you know?
*Fifty percent of parents of children with severe allergies reported that they are concerned they would not know what to do if their child experienced anaphylaxis.
*Seven in 10 (70%) patients feel they are somewhat or not at all knowledgeable about anaphylaxis in general, and 86% feel others are not knowledgeable.
Professional football player, Adrian Peterson, has life-threatening food allergies to shrimp, scallops, and lobster. He found this out while eating gumbo in 2012. Because of the above statistics, he’s on a mission to spread the word about the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and treating it with epinephrine. Read Adrian’s story here, to see why he’s so vocal about his food allergies.
Being prepared: Know allergic triggers and avoid them, be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and always have access to two EpiPen Auto-Injectors at all times.
Being ready to respond: Be prepared to use EpiPen Auto-Injectors and seek emergency medical care, if anaphylaxis happens.
The Ready2Go Draft is a nationwide search for 3 kids that have life-threatening food allergies like Adrian Peterson. Entrants submit a 30-second or less video sharing a tip about avoiding allergic triggers. Go here to see all the contest rules and how to enter.