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Peterson urges anaphylactic kids to be prepared

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson has many endorsements, and this one hits as close to home as any.

The Minnesota Vikings star has been adding his voice to a campaign to encourage kids with severe allergies like his to be prepared, that carrying an epinephrine auto-injector is not uncool.

Peterson is a paid spokesman for Mylan Specialty. That's the pharmaceutical company and maker of the EpiPen. Peterson needed it two years ago during training camp to survive a reaction to shellfish he ate at lunch and didn't realize he was allergic to.

Peterson filmed an educational video over the weekend with three kids with food allergies. They won a national contest to meet him as part of the Ready2Go awareness campaign, after submitting videos about how they're prepared for anaphylaxis attacks.

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