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Adam Z., IL

I’ve had respiratory issues my whole life. Growing up, I’ve always played sports and been very active. I first noticed my asthma symptoms at an early age when I would wheeze and struggle to recover after running around.

Typically, at least once a year I'll experience bronchitis with varying degrees of severity. Although I still suffer with these symptoms, my breathing has gotten much better as I've grown older. Healthy air is especially important for me for these reasons. I consider myself fortunate because my respiratory problems have gotten better with age, but many aren't so fortunate. It's vital that we do what we can to keep our environment as clean as possible so we can all breathe easier.

First published: April 3, 2012

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