Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heartache + Hope

This Valentine's Day, I'm hugging my kids a little tighter as my heart goes out to the family of Ammaria Johnson who died earlier this year from an allergic reaction to peanuts. While it's been just a few short months since her death, I remain hopeful that this tragic event has sparked a movement to provide more protection for the millions of kids just like her.

Since today is all about love, I'm sending out a special dose to the parents of Ammaria, and the friends and families of other young lives lost to food allergies, such as Katelyn Carlson, Megan Ayotte Lefort, and Sabrina Shannon. While the heartache of their loss remains, the hope they continue to give to the world lives on.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Valentine's Day....

If you haven't already done so, please sign the petition at www.change.org to support legislation requiring all schools to stock life-saving EpiPens. You can help make a difference!