Friday, July 29, 2011

Medications at School

Make sure your child's school knows the medication laws!

What is Breathe: It’s The Law?
A campaign to make sure students in EVERY state can carry and self-administer their life-saving asthma and anaphylaxis medications. AANMA spearheaded this campaign with support from volunteers and legislators in every state.

Why is it important?
Every school year students die because they were unable to get to their asthma or anaphylaxis medications on time. The medications were locked in a nurse’s cabinet or stowed away in a place too far to get to when the student needed them. Minutes count when asthma or anaphylaxis strikes. Students need to carry these medications on them, know when and how to use them — and then do it!

Monday, July 18, 2011

EpiPen poster

This photo and description kind of says it all in terms of how many parents feel when their children receive an invite to a birthday party.

What "birthday party" invitations look like in the minds of parents managing children with food allergies. Educate yourself on what 'trace amounts' mean so you can understand instead of thinking parents are being overly-protective.

July Meeting

Please Join Us for Our July Meeting!!

When: July 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Holy Cross Lutheran School - 2670 Milwaukee Street Madison
Speaker: Tess O'Brien-Heinzen
Topic: Covered topics will include 504 plans, Individual Health Plans (IHP), and preparing your child and school for upcoming year.

If you have any questions you would like answered at the meeting please forward them to

Article about Food Allergies and the Law written by Tess.

RSVP: Sheree' Godwin at