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Children with Cystic Fibrosis are required to take supplemental pancreatic enzymes before meals. These enzymes allow the student to digest food properly. Currently, the law states, each student must go to the nurse?s office, each day. The nurse than administers the medication to the student. This is a time consuming process, which takes forces the student to leave class early or miss part of the lunch hour. This inhibits the student?s ability to either learn or have adequate time to finish lunch. This is also becoming problematic, due to budget cuts in the schools. Some schools are eliminating full-time nurses, which would make it impossible for students to take their medication each day.

Some schools have passed laws that allow students to carry medication such as over over-the-counter pain relief medications. The main impetus for the current restrictions is to insure the safety of the students by keeping controlled substances (such as prescription medications) out of the hallways and classrooms of the school.

However, the danger of someone taking un-prescribed pancreatic enzymes is negligible.

We believe students who have Cystic Fibrosis and require pancreatic enzymes before meals, with a Doctor?s note, should be able to carry and administer their own medication. If the student demonstrates understanding and compliance with the prescribed dosage, before the school nurse, the student should be free to carry and administer the medication.

If you agree, please sign this petition and contact your lawmakers both state and federal, so David?s Law will become law as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or want to help the cause, please contact David Wagner?s Cystic Fibrosis Hotline at 612-282-1211

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May 29th, 2016
Someone from Sherwood, AR signed.
May 28th, 2016
Someone from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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While everybody is concerning themselves with calories listed on menus everywhere, no one is saying anything about listing grams of carbohydrates per serving which is so important to diabetics.
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Orlando, FL signed.
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Someone from Buffalo, NY signed.
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Rockledge, FL signed.
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Buffalo, NY writes:
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Aunt to a nephew with CF
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Jamestown, NY signed.
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Rockledge, FL signed.
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Someone from Fort Polk, LA signed.
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May 12th, 2016
Someone from Urbana, IL signed.
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Someone from Quincy, IL signed.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Bloomington, IL signed.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Normal, IL writes:
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Parent of a young child with CF.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Pinellas Park, FL signed.
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May 12th, 2016
Someone from Columbus, OH signed.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Cocoa, FL signed.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Cheboygan, MI signed.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Wimauma, FL writes:
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I am a 44 year old with Cystic Fibrosis diagnosed at the age of 3. It was very difficult making to class after lunch without kids noticing my late arrival every day because I had to go to the nurses office first. Hence, they KNEW something had to be wrong with me and I was treated as an outcast for years. For a child with Cystic Fibrosis to be able to take their enzymes WHEN they need to, with meals is of utmost importance. Some people actually do better if they take them just before, during, or after meals. It varies from person to person. To have to go to the nurse's office just creates a delay in their nutritional value of the meals.
May 12th, 2016
Someone from Oviedo, FL signed.
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Someone from Heath, OH signed.
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May 9th, 2016
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
May 8th, 2016
Someone from Syracuse, NY writes:
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When a child dies from cystic fibrosis, attempts should be made to rescusciate the child before shipping the body off to the morgue. When the child is laying naked on the embalming table, it's not a good time to come view the body.
Apr 25th, 2016
Someone from Plymouth, IN writes:
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I think someone with cf is responsible enough to administrator their own medication. They have a strict regime to follow.
Apr 25th, 2016
Someone from West Palm Beach, FL signed.
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Someone from Midland, TX signed.
Apr 24th, 2016
Someone from Erie, PA signed.
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Apr 23rd, 2016
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Apr 23rd, 2016
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Apr 23rd, 2016
Someone from Circleville, OH writes:
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My gr granddaughter goes thru this sometimes the teacher even forgets and she has to wait while the other children are eating til she gets her creon. She hates it
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