Area 4th grader travels to D.C. for food allergy sufferers - WSMV Channel 4

Area 4th grader goes to D.C. seeking help for food allergy sufferers

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A local 10-year-old visited Capitol Hill Tuesday in an effort to change the law and help food allergy sufferers.

Fourth-grader Brianna Adkins, the daughter of country star Trace Adkins, is one of the nearly 6 million children who suffer from a food allergy.

She is allergic to milk, peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.

Brianna shared her story with lawmakers in Washington, stressing how a serious allergic reaction can cause death.

She is gaining support for a measure that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine that is used to treat severe allergic reactions.

She even demonstrated how to use an EpiPen.

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