Knoxville Boy Is Helping to Educate Emergency Services About Addison’s Disease

Thanks to messages delivered by a 13-year-old Knoxville boy, first responders and emergency crews will carry a medicine crucial for people with Addison’s disease. Landon Adzima and his parents have been traveling for over a month, delivering cupcakes and raising awareness at Knoxville fire stations. Thanks to their efforts, first responders will now carry and administer the medicine SoluMedrol to people in need.

Addison’s disease is a rare disease that inhibits the body from producing adrenaline. Adrenaline is especially important when presented in stressful situations as it increases blood flow and respiration. Two factors that potentially keep a person alive when they have been in a car accident. That is why Adzima, and his parents, have been  traveling to spread awareness. Normally, first responders would have to contact the hospital and get approval before administering the medicine. Now, they are being trained in how to recognize when someone has the disease, as well as how to administer the medication properly.

For people like Landin, a non-fatal car accident has the potential to quickly turn into a life threatening situation. Unfortunately, there are many car accidents that end tragically. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the fault of a negligent or distracted driver, then please call (615) 690-2080 today and speak with our Nashville car accident attorney.

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