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MADISON – Governor Scott Walker signed “Dillon’s Law” today at Mishicot High School. The bill, authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Andre Jacque (R—De Pere), allows trained individuals to carry epinephrine autoinjectors to be used in case of severe allergic reactions. The bill is named “Dillon’s Law” in memory of Dillon Mueller, an 18-year-old Mishicot boy who passed away in 2014 from anaphylactic shock caused by a bee sting.
“Severe allergic reactions are a life-threatening condition where acting quickly is necessary,” said Governor Walker. “This commonsense bill makes it easier to equip the people of Wisconsin with EpiPens to help save lives. I’d like to thank Angel and George for their strength and dedication, and all their work throughout the process to help make this critical bill a reality.”
Dillon’s parents, Angel and George Mueller, were also in attendance at the bill signing ceremony, along with students from Mishicot High School.
“Governor Scott Walker signed Dillon’s Eagle Scout letter of commendation in early 2014, and eight months later signed Dillon’s letter of recognition of being an organ and tissue donor,” said Angel Mueller, Dillon’s mother. “Now, three short years later, in the same gymnasium we held his wake in, Governor Scott Walker is signing Dillon’s Law. This is a day of appreciation and gratitude for those involved in this legislative process. George and I are thrilled that through our perseverance, this goal was attained and is Dillon’s legacy to help others and save lives even though he’s gone.”