MISHICOT, Wis. - Three years ago, a teenager named Dillon Mueller died after going in shock from a bee sting. His family has since fought to make sure no one else has to deal with that tragedy.
Dillon’s Law makes it easier for those trained in administering epinephrine, an epi pen, to give that lifesaving drug to those having allergic reactions.
One of those trainees may have saved a life this week.
Angel Mueller, Dillon’s mom, trained Kelly Augustine. While Augustine was at a motocross race in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula over the weekend, she saw a child showing signs of anaphylactic shock after getting stung by a bee. She rushed in, asked for permission to give the epinephrine, and used her training.
Augustine says the drug worked quickly and the child started to feel healthy again within about thirty seconds.
Angel says this is the first life possibly saved by Dillon’s Law.