Our son has food allergies and are so severe that he has to carry an epi pen all the time. When he was younger he used to carry them in a fanny pack but as he grew older his friends started making fun of him and calling him names. A friend told me about your website and I bought the leg holder and he really likes it.
I will share my story, in hope that others can benefit from it. I’m alive
today thanks to the fact that I was cautious enough to carry an Epipen and a lot of luck!
It’s it the luck part that concerns me, and the one that I would like to remove
from the equation for future incidents, if any by continue carrying the Epipen.
It all started when my favorite bike shop hosted a bike demo at a local national park. I had limited time and by the time I was given the bike, I did not have enough time to go on the intended remote trail I wanted.
So I took a shorter more transited trail. On my downhill descent, I took a Hornet with me. By the time I managed to stop, a few seconds later, I had a burning feeling on my knee. Since I had been stung by a yellow jacket a couple of months earlier without any consequence, I continue riding.
Few minutes later, I reached a well traveled trail and passed several cars on my way back. Soon after (less than 5 minutes after the sting), I felt my helmet strap get tighter. Being cautious, I decided to dismount and walk slow, waiting for the hikers to catch up to me, just in case. Soon later, I heard my wife’s voice, just around the corner, so I walked up to her. She was intrigued to see me walking.
At this point, I’m feeling a little dizzy. So I explained to her what happened while I remove the backpack to take the Epipen out, just in case. By the time I knew I needed it, I had one chance to apply it, it I had forgotten to remove the safety cap from it. All I had time for was to hand it over to my wife before blacking out.
I learned to have the Epipen ready to fire, even if I don’t think I will need it. It’s important to carry one in an easily accessible place so that you or others can easily identify it.
To carry my Epipens I have the LegBuddy and it fits perfectly. The waist belt is also very nice, although I don’t quite use it as much as the leg buddy. Marlena, I enjoyed my conversation with you the other day very much. it’s nice to see someone so devoted to such an important cause. I’m pretty that many saved lives can be attributed to your efforts.
Epipen carriers, cases, and leg holders
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Thank You Omaxcare!
Just wanted to send a big thank you your way again for helping us to have a safe, fun and stress free holiday!!!
After much consideration and careful planning we decided to take a warm weather winter vacation. But because of Mathews sever peanut allergy nothing is stress free and un planned for safety sake. But having the leg buddy once again gave us the freedom to enjoy our holiday and have the safety factor covered!! we enjoyed beach activity, swimming with the dolphins and other Mexican culture all with the comfort of his medication being safe at hand!!!
Thanks so much for helping us have a happy, healthy , “normal”, life!!
My Sincere Thanks,
A concerned Mom!!!
subject = Thank God for you!!!
comments = Just wanted to say THANK YOU for inventing the LEG BUDDY..My husband needs to carry his epipen all the time and didnt because he would forget it…Now that I found him something he likes, he will actually carry it on him…He didnt like the other carring options on the market…
Thanks Again, Angel & Travis
your product looks to be a god send. I have been battling with carrying this thing around for the better part of 5 years. I constantly battle with where
to hide it discretely while wearing my business attire and not looking like I have a terrible personal
Thanks so much Marlena. I really appreciate that. I will order the smaller one then. I really want to thank you for this product. We have tried almost every holder and when I read the info on your website, I felt like you really understood our dilemma. Most epi holders are bulky and when I think of semi-formal for my son, I felt so terrible that I couldn’t find a better solution…..then I stumbled upon your product. My hats off to you.
Thanks again. Take care.
subject = Feedback on LegBuddy & WaistPal
comments = Hi Marlene,
Thanks for sending the LegBuddy along with the WaistPal earlier this year. I’ve run with both and they are excellently constructed products. I prefer the WaistPal and can’t imagine any improvements for it. The Epi-pens fit snugly into their pouches, and yet still the neoprene can easily be stretched when a pen or even inhaler canister are shoved inside. The material is really nice… not too hot nor abrasive, and (on a practical note) the material doesn’t hold in the smell of sweat. I use my WaistPal daily and couldn’t be happier!
On the other hand, the LegBuddy is a fine product but could use some improvements. I got the small/medium size and the lower band does not cinch tightly enough. Despite my sturdy calves, I run out of velcro on the lower band nearer to my ankle. And a very tight cinching is necessary with the weight of two Epi-pens strapped to the leg of a runner. I tried to use the LegBuddy like the AsthmaPal on my arm, but it is a bit too lengthy for the bicep.
Nevertheless, these products really meet a daily need and my WaistPal will probably last a full decade.