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Asthma can be scary and overwhelming. It is the leading chronic disease in children and the top reason for missed school days due to chronic illness. I’m sure if you’ve been touched by this disease, you might empathize with this experience from LaJoy and her daughter, Abria:

“Abria has missed countless days of school for medical absences – when she’s sick, when she has doctor appointments, when she has to go to the ER and when she’s admitted into the hospital. As her mother and caregiver, that means I miss work. But her health comes first.”

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LaJoy worries constantly. As a parent, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child struggle with a chronic disease. When your child is diagnosed, you’re forced to become an asthma caregiver and advocate. 

“One of the biggest concerns I have as a mom, and I think I speak for all mothers, is how do we care for [our] beautiful child with asthma?" said LaJoy. "How do I keep my home safe? How [healthy will they] be in 10 years? Will she be OK?”

AAFA helped LaJoy address asthma triggers in her home by supplying her with much needed CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products to improve indoor air quality and create a healthier environment for Abria.

This is just one story. We’d like to help many more families like LaJoy’s. You can make that possible.

Asthma is a chronic disease with no cure that affects 25 million Americans. It causes nearly 2 million emergency room visits each year. And each day, 10 people in the U.S. die from asthma.


Your financial support makes a real difference in the lives of people like LaJoy and Abria. Please take a moment to give a special end-of-year gift to support our mission.

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