Asthma and allergies afflict millions with frightening attacks. Asthma continues to kill 10 people a day in the US while life-threatening food allergies are on the rise. Help eliminate suffering and death through education, advocacy, and outreach.
II have gradually awakened back to the world that was stolen from me due to my severe asthma. I received bronchial thermoplasty and my health improved so much I am able to start gardening again. I can now sit outside and engage with my family. I can cook a meal without going into an asthma attack. I still have days when my asthma flares, but it is easily managed with inhalers. When I was really sick with my asthma I took lots of prednisone. It affected my bones and I had to have foot surgery. That’s when I realized Prednisone affects more than just the lungs!
When I needed more treatment for my lungs, Allergy & Asthma Network fought to keep me alive. I will always be forever grateful to Tonya. I have met some great new friends – Mary and Cara - from the Network who are true warriors searching for a cure for asthma and assuring patient voices are being heard. Thank you!!
— Charnette Darrington Zaskod