Renee Robinson serves on the American Lung Association’s Asthma Patient Advisory Group.
Renee was diagnosed with asthma when she was a young girl. Her asthma seemingly went away and then unexpectedly came back in full force as an older adult. Upon hearing her diagnosis, she was in disbelief. The main symptom she initially experienced when her asthma returned was not being able to breathe.
The next step in her journey involved spending a lot of time in the hospital and undergoing numerous tests. Over the years, Renee has navigated several challenges living with asthma. For example, she had pneumonia several times over a three-year period before her lung specialist helped her recuperate and get her symptoms under control. Apart from a few asthma episodes in recent months, she has been able to keep her asthma under control for the last two years.
Renee got connected with the American Lung Association several years ago when her oldest daughter introduced her to the organization. As a member of the Asthma Patient Advisory Group, she feels like she is part of a family and never feels alone. She believes that the Advisory Group carries out a lot of important work and is greatly comforted to see the efforts and research being done to help all those who suffer have a better quality of life.
Renee is an account executive and paralegal. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her grandkids.
Renee volunteers because she believes it is part of her purpose in life and it is at the core of who she is.