For Daniella Knell’s kids Mallory and Sam, food allergies have always been apart of their life. At just a few months old it was clear that coming into contact with certain foods could have very serious consequences.
“Everyday you have to be focused on watching what they eat, taking care of them, and the big thing is keeping them safe. That is what is so scary,” said Knell.
The fear was made even more real simply because there was no FDA approved auto injector specifically targeted to the infant and toddler weight range who suffer from life threatening allergies.
But as of May 1st, that’s changed. The FDA has approved the AUVI-q 0.1 MG the first auto injector specifically targeted to the infant and toddler weight range who suffer from life threatening allergies.
"I think to have something like that for me would have been peace of mind,” said Knell.
The auto injector is very straight forward and gives directions to the user on how to use it and can be stored discreetly in a pocket.
While Knell’s kids are older now, she’s glad other parents won’t have to go through what she did.
“Living with food allergies is life changing but knowing that people can safety take care of your kids. That’s life changing too.”