All our precious children…

These are our precious children… Is there honestly anything worse than losing a child? I can’t think of anything… I couldn’t imagine if anything happened to our little men. We can NEVER be too vigilant in keeping severe food allergy kids safe! We can NEVER EVER let others make us feel that we are ‘over the top, helicopter parents’. This week another family’s world has been changed forever by the loss of another little person dying from severe food allergies. Here is Joseph DeNicola’s story. Although your life was cut way too short… R.I.P. little Joseph…

Don’t ever stop educating others and creating awareness around severe food allergies… Don’t ever stop learning about how to Risk Minimise, how to stay safe, signs and symptoms of a reaction and what the first line treatment is for a severe allergic reaction. Continually educate and continually review how to use an EpiPen. And share all of this with everyone that you know… and when in doubt… ALWAYS use the EpiPen. Adrenaline (epinephrine) cannot kill us but not responding and not giving first line medication where needed can…

Everyone is an individual which can sometimes make severe allergic reactions very different and difficult to recognise as reactions can sometimes be very individual. By sharing these stories and all of our personal experiences we can ALL LEARN from each other. From each of our experiences we can learn and hopefully save someone’s life.

Through education and awareness… understanding follows. Through understanding… consideration, empathy and compassion will come… and with all of this… hopefully the saving of lives!

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