Not only did Tatum Stewart’s 10 month old life change the day she took a bite of birthday cake, at a friend’s party, so did her family’s. “We could not stop her vomiting, so we took her to ER where they gave her epinephrine,” explained Stewart’s mother, Brandi Stewart. Their lives were changed forever by an invisible disease that can strike anyone at any age. This potentially fatal disease effects one in thirteen school-aged children nationwide and more than 15 million people nationwide.
In Minnesota, laws have been passed to allow non-patient-specific epinephrine to be obtained without a doctor's perscription. Camps, Colleges and Universities, and Preschools/Daycares are allowed to utilize this policy in order to be prepared for anaphylactic emergencies.