"Making it easier for people to have their emergency medicine ON them at all times"

Our son was diagnosed with severe food allergies to eggs, nuts, and milk when he was just three months old.  As he
started growing up and the baby bag was no longer needed,  the challenge of securing that he had the Epipen® next to
him at all times suddenly became quite difficult.  I bought every pouch and carrier I could find  and this is what I have
learned:

  • Medicine Pouch for the purse or a backpack: Carrying the Epipen® in a purse or backpack works as long as
    you keep it on your shoulder at all times.  But as we all know, the minute you walk into a party or go visit a friend
    you end up putting the bag down on a corner chair or a table.  In an emergency can you be 100% sure that you
    can find the bag with the medicines in less than a minute? What if someone moved it and placed it somewhere
    else as it often happens?

  • Fanny Packs:  No matter how many I buy and how many styles I try, wearing a fanny pack is a great idea but for
    me it only works when I go to the park or to a place like Disney World.  They work  if you are wearing super casual
    clothing like shorts.  My husband and kid don't like to wear them, no matter how sporty looking they are because
    they don't like tucking in  their t-shirts, and if you don't  they could be quite bulky.  

  • Carrying case/pouch with clip-on hooks:  These work as long as you hook them to your belt, but having it
    hanging off your waist makes it a constant conversation piece.  Every time I hook one to the outside of a bag or
    on my waist it's like becoming a walking advertisement billboard which is OK, but sometimes you just don't want all
    conversations to be about allergies.

  • Men with Bags:  No matter how much they try, men are  not wired to carry a bag, and if they do, they usually
    don't remember where they put the Epipen in the bag or even worse yet, where they left the bag.  

The turning point when I realized I "really" had to develop a medicine carrier that could be worn discreetly and
comfortably for long hours was the day our son had his first school dance.  He wanted to dress semi-formal and didn't
want to wear cargo pants with big pockets.  He put on a nice pair of pants but the Epipen didn't fit in his pockets.  He
decided to  take a bag with him  for the Epipen.  The minute he got off the car he put the bag in the first open locker he
found. .He did what most teen and young adults do,  so finding a solution became a necessity.    

One day while preparing to go out biking,  I saw my husband struggling to find a place to put the  Epipen®.  He was
trying to put it inside his socks but they kept falling off. This is how the idea of designing medicine pouches that could be
carry on the legs, arms, ankles, and/or wrist was born. After two years of testing different designs and materials on kids
and adults,  LegBuddy™ and WaistPal™  became
"a solution to a need come true".
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Please carry emergency
medicine
ON your leg or
waist at all times and Have
immediate access to life
saving medicine such as
Epipen® and Twinject®.
Living with Food Allergies founders of OmaxCare
The inspiration behind OmaxCare Products
LegBuddy to carry two Epipens only sold by OmaxCare
LegBuddy for Kids only sold by OmaxCare
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"Making it easier to self carry life saving medicines ON you at ALL times"
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