Brittany Mahomes Tells PEOPLE About ‘Terrifying’ Day an Allergy Led Son Bronze to Be Rushed to ER (Exclusive)

Brittany Mahomes is supporting a cause with a special connection to her family of four.

Speaking with PEOPLE about her partnership with OWYN, the Kansas City Current co-owner, 28, talks about how food allergies impact husband Patrick Mahomes and their two children — Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III, who celebrated his first birthday last month, and Sterling Skye, 2½.

“I can relate to all moms and families out there that are dealing with children with severe food allergies,” Brittany tells PEOPLE. “The holiday season is extremely difficult when gatherings and activities revolve around food, and it is so special to be able to help these people and reassure them that they are not alone.”

Brittany says that she always has to be “hyper-aware of what food and drinks we have in our household” because of her children’s allergies.

“We recently found out my son Bronze has a severe peanut allergy, which led to a scary trip to the ER. It was one of the most terrifying days of my life,” she says. “Fortunately, he was okay, but I’ve had to cope with this new way of living and ensure my family is safe inside the home and out.”

Of her daughter, she adds, “We’ve been aware of Sterling’s allergies since she was an infant. We’ve been learning more along the major childhood milestones and are so grateful to continue to discover helpful resources along the way.”

The mom of two and OWYN have committed to a six-figure joint matching donation to FARE, which is the nation’s leading nonprofit engaged in food allergy advocacy as well as the largest private funder of food allergy research.

“My hope for this donation is to inspire change within the food allergy community,” Brittany says. “The ‘I Can’ campaign will help the +85 million Americans impacted by food allergies and intolerances. Supporting and empowering this community will aid in FARE’s transformative work in research, education and advocacy to improve the quality of life for these Americans.”

Brittany explains that the donations “will help fund innovative breakthroughs in food allergy research and treatments,” as well as help all kinds of families by providing education “on how to live safely with food allergies and provide educational tools to schools and restaurants across the country to ensure that individuals with food allergies can enjoy mealtime worry-free.”