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Morgan Smith, Air Academy High School student, raises food allergy awareness in Colorado

Morgan Smith-Colorado Springs Gazette 2014By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Colorado Springs Gazette

Morgan Smith, Air Academy High School student, raises food allergy awareness in Colorado
Published: May 10, 2014

After a close call with a severe allergic reaction to fish, 18 year old Morgan Smith and his family have worked tirelessly to implement guidelines in their local schools to help students with severe food allergies. That led to a statewide movement and the passing of a Senate bill in 2009 that requires all Colorado school districts to have a plan to manage allergies.

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EXCELSIOR!* Epi Everywhere Every Day in Albany!

Tom Abinanti, Ellen Bahr, Patty Coates, Toni Taylor and Craig Bahr
L to R: Tom Abinanti, Ellen Bahr, Patty Coates, Toni Taylor, Craig Bahr and Jon Terry. Photo by Neal P. Kemp.

Read all about our recent legislative action event in Albany, and the legislators who are in support of our cause.  As Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Assembly District 51) said, “This not a Democratic or Republican issue; this is a human issue and our children deserve the best. We need to get this done!”

The Allergy Advocacy Association participated in a legislative action event in Albany on Tuesday, May 6th. The overall theme of our event was:

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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Legislation Passes!

United States CapitalNovember 6, 2013

Gridlock?  What gridlock?  The Allergy Advocacy Association is happy to announce the passage of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (H.R. 2094).  This historic legislation passed the US Senate last week and will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.  A companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives passed on July 30, 2013. Both bills received strong bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.  

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