In Memory of Ammaria Johnson – Please Take Action

Ammaria Johnson (Credit: ABC News)

The tragic death of 7-year old Ammaria Johnson due to a peanut allergy is a call to action for everyone.

Theresa Marie Green, owner of Allergy Apparel and recent guest writer on Richmondmom.com (“My Son Has a Peanut Allergy Too: And I’m Scared”) provides updated information on potential legislation that can help protect children affected by allergies.

According to her article on Examiner.com, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN™) is working on federal legislation that would encourage states to adopt laws requiring schools to have on hand “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors – meaning epinephrine that is not prescribed specifically to a single student but can be used for any student and staff member in an anaphylactic emergency.

Her article includes links to sample letters and other important information that can be sent to your Virginia legislators to help protect children. Since the Virginia General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, it’s critical to take action as soon as possible. This is the perfect opportunity for Richmond moms to work together to have a significant impact on this legislation.

If you’d like to help children with allergies and make a difference in how our schools and others respond to emergencies, click on this link for more information. This is a simple way to make a huge difference in a child’s life — and possibly save a life.