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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:17 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
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Location: Alberta ... ource=cosp
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ceasar Sanchez, 10, liked his time at the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, but last week week, his mother pulled him out over a policy dispute.

The club told her that his EpiPen, which is used for allergic reactions, wasn't allowed.

James Sullivan III, the director of the Boys and Girls Club, told TARGET 13 that the issue isn't just the safety of Ceasar, but that of all those who attend the club.

"You wouldn't want any child walking around with an EpiPen or any controlled substance; it's not much different from any school system," he said.
:banghead :banghead This story sure shows alot and the comments are very interesting as well.
When will everybody get that IF YOU WORK WITH CHILDREN, FIRST AID INCLUDING ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING SHOULD BE MANDITORY YEARLY TRAINING :dungetit :verymad and not a voluntary law....what the hoo-ha? This whole thing is such a farce.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:14 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:20 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada
I can't believe that a place dedicated to children would exclude a child just bc he needs an epipen! :banghead
I thoroughly enjoyed the comments below the article though :popcorn

Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Clearly, the Boys and Girls Club needs to get educated on Anaphylaxis and the ADA. :banghead

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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