Our Mission

Dillon MuellerDillon was an 18 year old fun-loving, energetic, passionate young man who got stung by a bee and died of a fatal allergic reaction. We later found out that you never know when you can acquire an allergy. We don’t know if Dillon had been stung before or if this was the first time. Access to epinephrine may have saved his life. However, epinephrine is only available by prescription and since Dillon had not been diagnosed with an allergy he did not have epinephrine available. If you can acquire an allergy at any point in life, how do you get a prescription for life-saving medicine? Many people are unaware of the difficulty of obtaining this necessary medicine. Our goal is to make epinephrine available to the public. Ultimately, we believe every first aid kit should contain an Epi-Pen. Please help us make our dream become a reality. Join with us and help change the laws regarding the availability of epinephrine. Do It For Dillon! If you’re interested in making a financial contribution to help support our effort, please send a check made payable to the Dillon Mueller Memorial Fund at the address below. Thank You!

Dillon Mueller Memorial Fund
2205 E. Cty. Hwy. V
Mishicot, WI 54228

WE DID IT!  WE DID IT!!  WE DID IT!!!  WE DID IT FOR DILLON!!!

DILLONS LAW SIGNED BY GOV. WALKER DECEMBER 11TH, 2017

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone.  Dillons Law (2017 Wi. Act 133) allows ANYONE who is trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a severe  allergic reaction and administering an epinephrine auto injector (epipen) to carry it. Get trained, carry epi, save a life!!!!  In 3 short years we have gone from tragedy to victory. In the same gym that we held Dillons wake in, Gov. Scott Walker signed DILLONS LAW.

           UPDATE YOUR STATE!!

Now we are working on getting “Dillons Law” NATIONWIDE! Our new slogan, “Update Your State!”. Please spread the word that Dillons Law allows anyone who is trained in recognizing a severe allergic reaction & administration of an epinephrine auto injector to carry and administer epinephrine regardless of diagnosis AND be covered by the good samaritan protections of the Law. Do it For Dillon!!
Please spread the word😉

Like our page  “do it for Dillon” on facebook.

NEW!!!!  I am now approved to instruct the DO IT FOR DILLON-SAVE A LIFE anaphylaxis training and certification program.  “Trained Individuals” can have epinephrine auto injectors on hand to use in the event of an emergency. THIS MEANS YOU!!  I WILL TRAIN YOU, YOUR EMPLOYEES OR GROUP  FOR FREE!!   just call (920)-905-3863. You will be covered under the “good samaritan” protections of the law once certified. “Dillon’s LAW” is passed now and  ANYONE who is trained will be able to carry an epinephrine auto-injector regardless of allergy diagnosis.  LETS DO THIS FOR DILLON!!!!  CALL TODAY!!

Dillon jumping his dirt bike over a truck!

Dillon jumping his dirt bike over a friend’s truck!

Sincerely,

George and Angel Mueller

Dillon’s Parents

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44 thoughts on “Our Mission

  1. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your son for such a tragic accident. However, I do want to add that these Epi pens are available online for purchase without a perscription. They are not very well known about because they are thought to be only for perscription. A website called liveactionsafety.com sells them, but they are expensive. It is a reputible website that sells paramedic gear. This story is very sad and touching and I would just like to get the word out that this medication is out there and hopefully, much like AEDs, Epi pens will be readily available someday.

    Link to buy Epi pens: http://www.liveactionsafety.com/lineage-epinephrine-auto-injectors/

    God bless you, your family, and Dillon.

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  2. I am allergic to bees and hazelnuts and carry an Epipen-With insurance it costs $340 out of pocket for the duo pack. I don’t know how they can charge such fees for something that cost $60 with insurance 2 years ago, has to be replaced regularly, and is necessary for this life threatening allergy. Taking Benedryl immediately when stung helps before emergency care arrives or you can get to the hospital. I usually have 5-10 minutes before redness and itching develops and breathing trouble starts. It’s very scary. Bless you and your family in the loss of your precious son.

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    • Check with your allergy doctor. Ours gave us a coupon and we got our epipens for free this year.. Our son has a peanut allergy and we get new ones each year for school.

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  3. It really sounds more like an issue of slow emergency response times rather than distributing a prescription medication. While I’ll back any solution that keeps people alive, I would recommend possibly petitioning your local government to improve infrastructure to reduce traffic and to establish better EMT coverage.

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  4. Good luck on your mission of love. It is a fitting tribute to your dear son. Thank you for your message that may save another life.

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  5. Epinephrine pens should be readily available in many public places, just like defribilators. For families without known allergies there are many practical considerations. Would every member carry a pen at all times? Would they be replaced reliably at expiration? They should be available to those who need them at a reasonable price.

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  6. I have to object to this as freely available adrenalin in a shot form is too dangerous. It doesn’t take a lot to cause a heart attack, and doesn’t take much more to cause a heart to burst. The problem with this drug freely available is that it would be hard to trace down murder. I understand that this is tragic and had this been available his life possibly could have been saved, but this drug cannot be available for anyone.

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  7. First, of all I’m so sorry for you loss and God bless you family and know he’s watching over you guys and he’s your own personal angel 🙂
    Second, I honestly think that I would blame the paramedics in this case. I usually don’t reply to these petitions but this one kind of has a up and down. My kids are allergic kids and need them but the paramedics CARRY epi and I’m curious on WHY they did not give him epi?! Why they waited and let this happen?! I dunno but for some reason I feel like this is the paramedics blame in this one… 😔
    I’m sorry….

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  8. I have more severe allergies than anyone I know but this actually scares me. Epinephrine is no joke and I’m not sure it should be available without prescription. It’s easy to die from an overdose of it , I know because my dad died that way even with it being given by professionals . I am sorry about your son but I’m sure many people would abuse it if it was readily available. I would be on board with a doctor prescribed preventative dose just in case to anyone that goes to the doctor first.

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  9. I would like to hope that the angels are helping you daily with strength to you and your family. That he brings blessings and signs to you daily as well. I too lost my son Joseph DeNicola this past Oct during trick or treating with his father. I am always here if you just need someone. I can only offer you support. Blessings light and love and I am right here to get your cause EPI for Dilly completed, it is a very very brave step and one that has the power behind making change for all. We are all here for you… Julianne DeNicola Joseph DeNicola Mommy…

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  10. My name is Jan Sonshine. I’m a complimentary or CAM practitioner. I lost my son, when he was just 10 years old. Different situation – he was kidnapped. I believe the hole in my heart- probably feels much like yours. Losing a child- at any age, for any reason is beyond painful- it’s devastating! Please read my lengthy (for good reason- I promise) blog entry I left for you on Change.org. I’ll try to transfer it here. The info I left you will help you understand exactly WHY- your well intended mission- must fail. So many parents have already lost children- mostly teens & young adults- (I’m certain their pain is as devastating as ours!) due to abuse of epinepherine & similar drugs. Not only drug addicts seeking a fix- many young people who pull all nighters- to study all night or aspire to be great athletes or successful super models.

    I’ll try to transfer here- if it does not work- please find my entry in the Change.org blog. The information will help you understand how dangerous epi can be- also I’ve included exact instructions on how to save someone quickly (without an Rx) Imagine if someone else close to you has a similar reaction? Many blessings & hugs, Jan

    So many people feel sympathy for your loss- I can’t find my blog entry! Thousands of teens & young adults have died because of abuse of epinepherine & similar drugs. They are told by peers that this is the way to study all night- be a better athlete or a skinny successful fashion model. Many thousands of teens & drug abusers are aleady in their graves from abuse of this drug. Please try to find my 4 paragraph blog entry. I explain how a $4 bottle of generic Benadryl capsules- can be used to save a patient having a life threatening allergic reaction. For children over 12 & adults empty 3-4 25 mg capsules under their tongue (sub-lingual administration) to be held there until they can breathe normally again. This will keep them alive until an ambulance can arrive & take over. Many blessings again, Jan

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  11. Please George & Angel ! I wish to hug you both- I’ve lost my son too- not to allergy- his Mom is medically trained- but to kidnapping. For 17 years I’ve had no Mother’s Day- not a moment to hug him- tell him I love him or wish him a happy birthday! Please rethink your direction here! When it comes to young adults & teens- EPI- epinepherine & similar drugs has already killed- taken the lives of thousands of young people. Some older people too! This is a very dangerous drug that has killed more than it has saved. There are other drugs- safer- that can stop anaphalaxis- life threatening allergic reactions.

    People feel so much sorrow for your loss- they are even including links to websites (illegal) that sell Epi-Pens without prescriptions. I pray the FDA gets wise to this & shuts them down- before another life is tragically lost. Epinepherine & many similar drugs & herbs (like Ma Hueng) used for asthma, CPOD, even inhalers have speed like effects. This can quickly kill people with underlying cardio-vascular problems. Even very young people-kids- who don’t realize they even have these problems. I’m not exaggerating- wish I was! The FDA has even forced pharmacies to place all allergy drugs with decongestants- to be sold behind the pharmacy counter- so they can warn people to use caution with these medications. They are so very dangerous. How will some other young persons death, make your loss of Dillon- feel any better?! Trust me- it won’t!

    This is not the only drug- that could have saved your son’s life. In fact it may have even caused him to have a stroke & die from that- instead. Have you ever heard on the news of a promising young athlete in a local high school- or college- suddenly dropping dead during practice- from a heart attack or stroke?! It happens everyday- unfortunately. Young kids share “tips”. They think they are indestructible. Many teens & twenty somethings think- “if only I can stay up all night & study longer= I’ll get better grades” or “if only I can run faster I’ll get a scholarship in track or baseball or football- my parents will love me more”, or how about what we teach young girls- if they are prettier & skinnier hey will be a famous super model- right?! Kids know things & share things. Epinepherine & similar drugs are like speed or methamphetamine. It’s not just drug addicts who abuse this. It’s also wonderful young people from good families. They die from abusing this category of drugs- everyday. That is why the FDA will not honor your request. They will feel for your loss- but they also talk to more parents everyday, who’s child has died from abusing epi & similar drugs. It’s a widespread danger amongst teens.

    A $4 bottle of generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules- used sub-lingually (pour powder from 3-4 capsules under victims tongue- immediately while waiting for ambulance) would have most likely saved Dillon’s life. Too bad our medical system does not share this info- with the public- they should! I am building a medical website soon & hope to share this with as many readers as possible. Perhaps you can join me- share good helpful information with parents everywhere?! I hope you are interested. We can help save many kids & adults. Epi kills- it ends more lives, than it can save. How about we honor Dillon’s loss by actually helping many teens to live on safely- in his memory?! I think he would like that.
    Let me know should you have sincere interest. With much warmth & love, Jan Sonshine

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  12. I could only sign the petition if it were only for emergency responders but not for otc (over the counter ) or btc (behind the counter) because we have more than enough people abusing the meds we don’t need more. I can only say I’m sorry for your loss because I cannot imagine the pain. My prayers for you and your family.

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  13. While I feel horrible for your loss, I have to say that I don’t believe making epipens readily available to the general public without a prescription is a great idea.

    I have life threatening allergies and carry an epipen. I found out the same way when I went into anaphylaxis. My mom is a nurse and rushed me to the hospital as soon as she saw the signs of a reaction.

    Education on symptoms of anaphylaxis and information on what to do (like taking Benedryl ASAP, ect.) in the event of such situation may be more useful.

    Epinephrine comes with it’s own potentially fatal side effects. I believe this is why it is by prescription only. Once an epipen is used you must seek immediate medical attention, because of said potentially fatal side effects.

    In the wrong hands or in the hands of someone who isn’t educated on how to administer an epipen, they can be extremely dangerous and life threatening.

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  14. I would like to sign the petition but would like to know if there’s a really good reason why it’s not over the counter. Could someone potentially kill someone by administering this if it really wasn’t necessary or could it become something people use for some kind of high? I carry an Epipen myself for a tree nut allergy. I just don’t know enough about why it wouldn’t be approved for over the counter. I applaud your mission and am saddened for your loss. Could you provide info on this?

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  15. For Dillon miss you buddy!! and My dad who is severly allergic to bees and to all my fellow arborists that deal with single bees or houndreds in a hive on a daily basis

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. You are doing a great thing to try to get new legislation passed to save others. Would you please post a link to your petition? I got an email from change.org and clicked on it so I could sign your petition but I could not find where to sign. I did see multiple ways I could promote your petition on social media but not how or where to sign the actual petition.

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  17. Again, I clicked ‘sign this petition’ on this webpage as well and it took me back to the page where I do not see any place to sign the actual petition.

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  18. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Just out of curiousity, how would reclassifying Epinephrine have helped in this situation? As someone who carries an epi-pen in my briefcase and my wife’s purse, I understand how important the medication is; however, if he did not have knowledge of his allergy, then how would better access to epinephrine help? Was there a first aid kit at his friend’s house? If there wasn’t, it still wouldn’t have helped to have epinephrine in a first aid kit because they didn’t have one.

    I understand where you’re coming from, and I’m willing to sign your petition if you can help me understand how reclassifying the drug and giving easier access would have helped.

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  19. My daughter has serious bee sting allergies and has an epi pen. We were camping this summer with friends in another state when their daughter, who never had an allergic reaction before, stepped on fire ants and immediately had a bad systemic reaction. At her mother’s request I administered the epi pen and she immediately was back to normal. I, however, was without an epi pen. Called the local pharmacy and they told me it would be $500 without my prescription! Luckily it was during business hours and we were able to get our insurance to cover it. I now carry extras in case someone else needs it. So sorry for your loss..

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  20. We too lost a son at 18. Our comfort lies in knowing he is O.K. where he is and that we were truly blessed to be with him here for 18 years. What a tribute to Dilly that you are working to help others.

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  21. I am extremely sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I think epi pens should be required in first aid kits in public locations. I have a rare disease that increases my risk of anaphylaxis to 23% higher than the general public. I also react to a great deal of items, some unknown. I have to carry 2 epi pens with me everywhere. I am on a very limited income and my epi pens are vital medication that can be very expensive. My one worry with making them non prescription is that insurance will stop covering them. Most over the counter drugs that used to be prescription only, insurance carriers stopped paying for. i think ems crews should be allowed to give epi pens. If they were changed to an over the counter drug, if you did not realize you needed to purchase one and had an attack, you could not buy one in time to stop an anaphylactic episode.

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  22. I am so very sorry to hear about your lose. I can not imagine your pain. My two year old daughter was diagnosed with a severe allergy to eggs when she was a year old. For that reason we alway have an epi pen handy wherever we go. About six montha ago, I was on a date in a restaurant and a four year old boy sitting near me, with a severe peanut allergy ate something that he shouldn’t have. He immediately fell to the ground seizing. His mom started yelling bc she couldn’t find her epi pen. I immediately pulled mine out of my purse and she administered it to him. He was breathing on his own and fairly alert by the time the ambulance arrived. That saved his life that day…. Everyone should be able to carry one of they choose bc you never know when a situation like this could occur…. But in this case is was an Epi-Jr. Made specifically for children. Would an adult dose have hurt the child? If that’s the case wouldn’t everyone need to carry two separate Pens. One for adults and one fore children?

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