Curt B., IL
I was born with asthma. I remember during the 1960s and early 1970 that there wasn’t much help for my breathing difficulties. Doctors would want me to try new medicines, and I even overdosed a few times all before I was 10-years-old.
I remember my mom running me to the hospital at 3:00 am to get a shot, and having to sit there for hours waiting to breathe and then having to get allergy shots every Friday for years. They never seemed to get the serum right, so every Friday after receiving the shot, I’d have an asthma attack.
First Published: March 20, 2014
Double Your Donation Today
This #GivingWeek, your donation means more than ever. Your support goes directly to our clean air and lung health initiatives, including ending COVID-19.
For a limited time every gift you make will be matched up to $100,000.
Thank you! You will now receive email updates from the American Lung Association.