Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

 

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More than 26 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Asthma impacts every aspect of life, but it doesn't have to define you.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This year, we want to dispel the myths and help others see beyond the disease. We are raising awareness about how asthma and allergies are more than just physical conditions. They impact every aspect of life.

Together, we can work to overcome the challenges of asthma and allergies – in ways both big and small.

Nacho is More Than AsthmaLeo Ignacio Adams – known as Nacho – wasn't expected to live to his teen years due to severe asthma. Multiple asthma attacks weakened his heart and scarred his lungs.

On Nacho’s 13th birthday, he and his family celebrated with an “Expiration Date Party.” He not only made it to his teen years, but he is as active, if not more so, than most teens his age. He still has to work hard to manage his asthma. But thanks to coaching from his former pulmonologist, he now plays soccer and runs 5k races.

“He radiates a love of life!” says his mom, Jodi-Renee Giron. “He doesn’t see himself as a sick kid – rather he’s a kid with a sickness. This viewpoint has had the most impact on keeping his outlook positive. We both work hard to remember that he is not a victim of this illness, but he lives with it and has choices in how he cares for himself and lives his best life.”


Show us how you are #morethanasthma. Take a picture showing how you overcome asthma barriers and live life fully. Upload it to our online community to enter. Three winners will be selected during May from all eligible photo entries.

To enter your photo in the contest:

  1. Take a picture showing how you are more than asthma. Show how you overcome obstacles that asthma puts in your way.
  2. Upload your image to AAFA’s online asthma community. You must be registered to upload your image. All photos shared can be seen by the public. Only registered members can upload clips, add comments or view members' profiles or signatures.
  3. Include a description with your photo. Tell us how you overcome the challenges of asthma to live your best life.
  4. Images will be added to our photo mosaic.

 

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Visit our photo mosaic on morethanasthma.org to see your photo, as well as others who live beyond asthma every day. Winners will be announced on the photo mosaic and on our blog.

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Winners will receive a "healthier home" package of CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products and asthma awareness items (approximate retail value is $267.75). Members outside of the United States may share their photos but are not eligible to win. Up to three (3) entries are permitted; however, there is a limit of one prize per person. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents, 18+. Promotion begins 5/1/19 and ends 5/31/19. Read official rules.

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Congratulations to our third #morethanasthma 2019 winner! 

Kamille Rivers likes to help others with asthma see themselves as more than just a diagnosis.

A self-described "petite plus-sized model," Kamille says, "My daughter Desi’rae and I are #morethanasthma because we stand strong, and we are fighters. I believe in staying healthy by eating all the proper foods and taking our medication daily."

Kamille believes people can still maintain good health even with asthma.  To spread that message, she says she and her daughter "stand together as one." They work to help others with asthma know that they aren’t alone. 

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Congratulations to our second #morethanasthma 2019 winner! 

Krystin describes herself as a "video game loving medical student who just so happens to carry an inhaler." Asthma has been a challenge for her, but she is determined to overcome it.

"To me #morethanasthma means that I might have asthma but asthma doesn’t have me," Krystin says. "It means never letting asthma define who I am and always trying my best to not let asthma hold me back. I will always have to pace myself but I will never let asthma stop me from doing what I want. I will always have asthma, but I am so much more than asthma."

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How are you #morethanasthma? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image that shows how you are unique and how you overcome obstacles that asthma puts in your way. Images will be added to our mosaic on our More Than Asthma page. Three winners will be selected during May from all eligible photo entries!

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Congratulations to our first #morethanasthma 2019 winner! 

Rashaun works hard to keep his asthma from turning his life upside down. He's an active boy who does aerial yoga and dreams of following in his grandfather's steps to become a fire inspector one day.

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How are you #morethanasthma? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image that shows how you are unique and how you overcome obstacles that asthma puts in your way. Images will be added to our mosaic on our More Than Asthma page. Three winners will be selected during May from all eligible photo entries!

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