Mom Panics When 2-Year-Old Has Severe Allergic Reaction & Good Samaritan Comes to the Rescue (VIDEO)

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Mia Fowler

A mom from Charlotte, North Carolina, had every parent's worst nightmare happen to her while she was stuck in traffic on a busy highway. Her 2-year-old started having an allergic reaction to a cookie she'd eaten earlier that day at a play date.

Jill Fowler was driving along Interstate-277 in the middle of rush hour when her daughter, Mia, started having trouble breathing and was clearly in a state of distress.

Unable to pull over, Jill stopped in the middle of the road and ran around the car to help her daughter. She was in such a state of panic, she couldn't inject Mia with the EpiPen needed to stop her reaction.

That's when a good Samaritan came to Jill and Mia's aide. This woman took charge and administered a second EpiPen for Jill -- and miraculously, Mia's condition started to improve. And as you will hear in this video, Jill now wants to find this woman so she can properly thank her for saving her little girl's life.

Wow. Can you blame Jill for wanting to find out this woman's identity? I don't know how you can ever repay someone for saving your child's life. I definitely wouldn't be able to rest until I could give her a huge hug and tell her how much I appreciated her quick thinking and selflessness on the interstate that day. There are plenty of people who would've driven right past Jill instead of stopping to help, so it's amazing how this kind woman happened to pass by at exactly the right time.

And if you live in the Charlotte area, maybe you can help. Jill believes the woman was driving a gray Mini Cooper, and that she might have a teenage son. If you have any information that can help reunite her with Jill and Mia, please email NBC Charlotte reporter Michelle Boudin at

Wouldn't it be wonderful if she sees this news report herself and recognizes that beautiful little girl who might not be here today without her?

Would you want to find this woman if you were Jill?


Image via WCNC

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Susan Severson Ricketts

So so scary, I have a child with a penaut allergy and its frightening to let them out the door.Glad that amazing woman was there to help.


Tisha Post

Amazing. I have an adult child with an allergy to stings, and she carries an Epi-pen with her at all times. Thankfully we have never had to use it, but there is always that one chance that we will need it. I had to give my other child a shot when he was younger, before they had the Epi-pen available. You don't know what you can do until it comes to a life and death situation with a child. Thank God that good samaratin was there to help.

Vanessa Lynn

I'm so glad it ended well. On a side note.. Is this 2 year old wearing makeup?

Katherine Pitts

vanessa, they are on the news, it's a special occasion that would be why she is wearing the makeup, it's really not that unusual

Rhonda J Weaver

my girls love make up.  and who cares anyways. the child could easily not be with us and would be wearing makeup in her casket.  amazes me that people always find something to judge about EVERYTHING.

nonmember avatar Auden

The mom should sue her play dates parents for giving her the cookie. I know if that were me, I'd be suing their asses off! No one will hurt my child!!

Joanna N Josh Bickle

Auden - I sincerely hope you're being facetious. If you are serious you should let everyone around you know you feel this way. You may be surprised that they don't think spending time with your darling star child worth the risk of being sued.

jrphelps jrphelps

Food allergies are so scary.  I am so glad this turned out good for the family.  As a parent of a child with soy allergies (along with other foods but luckily not tree nuts), I know how difficult it is.  You have to be your child's advocate & ready for anything.

Auden - WOW!  Sue the parents of the play date for a simple mistake.  Your child is not going to have any friends with a sue happy mother like you.  I hope you have a bubble ready to put your child into.

nonmember avatar Twin mom

Auden- your thoughtless comment is silly. I feel sorry for the people who have to be around a person who thinks the way you do

Misty Munson

Lol you will be very busy Auden when your child hits Jr. High! You will be sueing a different child's parents everyday! 

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