Chesterfield mom pushes Epipens in Washington D.C. | News
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- A Chesterfield mom is taking her fight for Epipens in schools to Washington D.C. She's pushing for legislation to put Epipens in schools nationwide.
Laura Pendleton lost her seven-year-old daughter, Amarria Johnson, after she ate a peanut at Hopkins Elementary School in Chesterfield. She went into anaphylactic shock and then went into cardiac arrest.
Ammaria's death has sparked a series of reforms both at the state and local level. Now Ammaria's mother is taking her fight nationwide. She will testify in Washington about federal legislation to get Epipens in all schools across the country.
Pendleton was instrumental in the effort to pass a bill here in Virginia to require Epipens at all schools.
Governor Bob McDonnell signed that bill into law a few weeks ago. It goes into effect July first.
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