“Lane’s & Mindy’s Stories” – EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector Personal Stories

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LANE: My name is Lane
This is my daughter, Stephi. She has life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. She always avoids peanuts and tree nuts. So, every school year we make sure that her teachers, the school nurse, the staff, they all know
this is Stephi’s allergy. She needs to avoid these things and this is her EpiPen® and this is how to use it. You explain to other adults this could quickly become a very serious situation for these children with severe allergies.
STEPHI: We have it step by step on a piece of paper…um… these are the things to avoid, these are the symptoms to watch for, this is how to use the EpiPen® and all of that. LANE: But I think her friends are pretty…
STEPHI: They’re pretty good about it. LANE: Yeah, they’re pretty good about it.
STEPHI: And they help me watch out for the stuff I need to avoid. They could have peanut butter and they probably would like to, but instead they get, like, a ham sandwich or
something. MINDY: My name is Mindy, and my daughter, Ella, has life-threatening allergies to peanuts. Her school is evolving into an allergy-sensitive environment. A few of us have actually gotten together
and we’re starting a new committee, um, the Food Allergy Awareness Committee, so we’re hoping to make a difference in our school and create some more awareness.
Her EpiPen Jrs® are always with us. At school, we have them in the classroom. We have them in the nurse’s office. At home, we have them with us always. When you learn of this situation in such a
young child you go immediately into protective mode. You will do whatever you need to do to make sure that your child is safe and to make sure people around you really understand….that it is serious, that allergies are real. You have to have a plan, and it has
to start with avoidance. STEPHI: So, I always keep them in a bag. We call it the EpiPen® bag, that’s just what it is. LANE: I think it’s always going to be the
EpiPen® bag. STEPHI: And if I don’t have it, I feel like
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