daughter is at risk of anaphylactic shock due to a severe nut allergy.
eating less than 1/8th of a teaspoon of peanut butter, her face
became covered with hives and she began wheezing. The trip to the
hospital, the diagnosis and the shock of this life threatening situation
sent us reeling. Only by learning more and getting tips on how to
cope with this threat, did we feel we had taken control and could
handle this new scary part of life.
a video producer this project was a perfect opportunity to mix my
professional abilities with my passion for keeping my daughter safe.
I want to see information about anaphylaxis reach the people who
need it most - in a style that is straightforward and easy to understand.
spoke with and interviewed:
specialists, researchers and health care professionals who diagnose
and educate individuals about the risk of anaphylaxis everyday.
of anaphylactic children who have learned to live with this life
and Principals who discussed their thoughts and feelings on coping
with this issue with non-anaphylactic parents and within their
and childcare staff who provided ideas and tips that they use
to keep children safe.
children who spoke about what it's like to live with a life threatening
allergy and what they do to stay safe.