Stephaine Turner

There are a few reasons that I am taking this challange. The first reason is that I have suffered from asthma ever since i could remember. I remember when I was around 11 years old playing softball in the summer and I had an asthma attack, and by the time my mom could get me in the car and drive a few blocks to the fire station I had stopped breathing and turned blue! That feeling of not being able to breathe or say anything made me feel helpless.  The second reason that I am climbing is because my brothers Stephen & Tyler and my mom Teresa also suffer from asthma. Third reason is that my little brother Tyler was born early and his lungs weren't fully develop he was in the NICU for almost a month! I am so thankful that he was able to pull through and be with us!  Fourth reason is that I lost my Grandpa Jack L. Hall from Lung Cancer, he worked as a coal miner when he was younger and thats what mostly caused him to have cancer later in his life, but he also smoked too. Fourth reason is that my husbands grandparents Geraldine & Ervin Turner also have passed away due to lung cancer. I am probably leaving people out but I know alot of people that suffer from Asthma.