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Lakia S

Lakia at a formal event

I was born with asthma and allergies. My single-parent mother also has asthma plus sinus problems. As a baby and throughout my childhood, I made frequent visits to the emergency room and have been reliant upon several inhalers, a pulmonary machine and weekly allergy shots. At 24-years-old, my doctor prescribed a medicine commonly used to treat COPD.

First published: March 12, 2019

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