Sandra B., OH
I'm fighting for all the children. I'm fighting for my husband, who also has asthma. I'm fighting for myself; I have impaired lung function. I'm fighting because my neighbors burn their garbage. I'm fighting because some very toxic air comes from Medina City, which is to the southwest of me, and from Brunswick, which is to the north.
There are companies who are incinerating illegally. I'm fighting because corporations are allowed to get away with "murder." Corporations have been granted rights by our legislators who are not working for citizens, but are instead working for lobbyists who are paid gunslingers.
I'm fighting for the earth, and there is no time to lose. Carbon and methane emissions are killing this planet and all the inhabitants. And that is why I am fighting...
First published: April 17, 2013
Sign up for the latest lung health news sent right to your inbox.
Join more than 500,000 people who receive research updates, inspiring stories, health information and more.