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This story will not be about my act of kindness but my mothers. I was at the doctors office getting my allergy shots when I had my second ever anaphylactic reaction (If you do not understand what that is search it). When my reaction occurred my doctors gave me epinephrine and told me too wait thirty minutes then go home, so after thirty minutes we went home like we where told. However, what we did not know was that when a anaphylactic reaction accords you need to wait two hours because there is a small chance of having a rebound. Actually there is is a 3% chance of having a rebound and I was in that 3%. So, when we got home I had a reaction about thirty minutes later, again was injected with epinephrine, and taken to the ER. Because so little people have rebounds I was required to stay in the ER all night and if I had another rebound I would be transported to St. Jude's Children Hospitable by helicopter. It was a horrifying experience, but my mother was there the entire time, my dad wasn't there no one else was there but her. She held my hand the entire time, knowing she could not do anything about it and that was the kindest thing that has and will most likely ever happen to me. The only person standing beside me was my mother. Note: An anaphylactic reaction can have severe consequences such as death and comas they are not something that should be taken lightly.