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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

K8sMom2002 ·
What a lovely and wonderful way to celebrate Austin's life! My heart breaks for this family, but I am so amazed at how they have given Austin's life meaning. From one mother to another, thank you for turning your grief into action!
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Peter Prakke ·
To all the Asthma sufferers, remember, if you intend to plant a tree in honour of the Asthma sufferer like Austin, plant a 'female' tree. Why? Because we are planting, male clonal, pollen producing, Asthma causing, native or non-native trees. Your "2018 Walk for Asthma Awareness", is again a great undertaking and to al participants, 'my hat goes of''. Support your AAFA, Asthma awareness. "Together we are stronger".
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Shea ·
I pray for the family and for all those suffering with allergies and asthma. It is difficult to live with every day. It is difficult to watch and care for someone living with it. I wish I could snap my fingers and cure us all. But, education and awareness does save lives and help. Planting (female, allergy-friendly trees) helps. And research helps. I am so sorry to the family of Austin and the community, you are in our prayers.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Rosey rose ·
I'm so sorry about your son leaving us. I to don't get relief from inhalers. I do need to comment on all those balloon releases, its really bad for our bird friends and causes a lot of pollution and danger to our wildlife.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Megan Roberts ·
What an incredible way to honor your beautiful son's life. Meredith, I am so inspired by your courage and strength to use this tragedy to bring awareness to others. You are one amazing mom. Thank you for sharing Austin's story, and yours. Blessings to your family as you work to protect the lives of other children with asthma in his honor.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Kathy P ·
What an amazing way to honor Austin's memory by spreading awareness and education. Hugs to the Dodds family - your strength is amazing.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Tanya B. ·
Thank you for sharing Austin's story. Meredith, you are an inspiration. What an amazing way to create a legacy for your son. I am confident that with your strength, spirit and desire to help others, the MyHope4Austin Organization will have a far-reaching impact as it continues to grow. Many hugs and blessings to you and your family, Meredith!
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Brenda Silvia-Torma ·
Meredith, The MyHope4Austin organization is a wonderful way to honor your son’s kind and generous heart. Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us and for your work to increase asthma awareness and education in the community. Gratefully, Brenda
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

MonicaW6 ·
Meredith, you are truly an amazing mother. The MyHope4Austin Organization will not only keep the legacy of your son alive but it will also help others who have asthma. Having a loved one transition to heaven isn’t easy and it takes a champion and a loving, caring, kind, unselfish spirit like yours to turn emotions into something positive, educational and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your story. You and your family are always in my prayers.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

LyndaM ·
Dear Meredith, Thank you for so very much for sharing your son's story. My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful son and for turning his tragic loss into something positive that will help others living with asthma. Those of us with children who have asthma thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Warmly, Lynda
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Deborah367 ·
I lost my 40 year old son last week, a husband, father to three young sons, brother! And very loved son. Last year at this time he was hospitalized and intubated to help him breath. When he started suffering very bad symptoms last weekend he was reluctant to go to the hospital for fear they would intubate him. By the time he realized how serious it was he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest. I am so broken and angry that he waited so long to try to get help. It is very hard to function.
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

K8sMom2002 ·
Deborah, I am incredibly sorry to hear of your family's recent loss of your son. What a horrible thing to endure and go through! My heart grieves for you and your family. No mother ever ought to have to go through what you've been through. I can definitely understand your grief and your anger and your shock and bewilderment right now. I will be thinking of you and your family. We are here for you -- please feel free to start a new topic on our asthma support community so that we can offer...
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Kathy P ·
Hugs @Deborah367 - my sincere condolences to you on the loss of your husband to this disease. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Your grief and anger is understandable. How can we help?
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Debbie Alves ·
Dear Deborah, You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. Only another parent, like Meredith, can truly understand the loss of a child. Nothing we - or anyone - can say will make it easier. Nothing is going to replace your son, or make his passing less frustrating. But you may find that channeling your pain can help - not only for you, your family and friends, but all the other spouses, children, friends and colleagues who may be living with asthma, know someone intimately at risk, or may...
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Re: Other Health Conditions That Can Have Symptoms Similar to Asthma

Debbie Alves ·
frustrating -- especially after a lifetime of coping with asthma to develop a new one, and have to figure out the difference because it doesn't respond the same way. Arrgh!
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
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...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
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,...
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Nancy W ·
I use Advair 250/50 to control my asthma. The cost of this inhaler, even the generic one is over a hundred dollars. By the time rent , recurring bills and food are paid for I’m lucky to afford 5 of my 7 medications let alone all 7! Prices are out of control! Pricing for drugs must be affordable. I have gone months without my asthma medication and it is very scary!
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Melissa G ·
Nancy, welcome to the AAFA forums! Have you looked into Medication Savings Programs? During your asthma appts, have you talked with your doctor about samples?
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Nancy, I hear you on how expensive it can be to afford the meds you need to breathe. AAFA has a Patient Assistance Page listing several programs that may help you. Are you on a commercial or employee based insurance? Or are you on Medicare? Also, generic versions of Advair have been approved: GSK, Maker of ADVAIR DISKUS®, Announces Authorized Generic FDA Approves First Generic ADVAIR DISKUS® for Asthma Treatment Can you talk to your pharmacist to see if this generic might be available...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
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. 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...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Congratulations, @Erin-Leigh Gallop ! Thanks for sharing your photo!
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

Barbara DICarlo ·
Thanks. This has nothing to do with my issues at all. I also do not have atopic dermetis. This does not help me. On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America wrote:
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

mdashiquennobi ·
Hope that someday the total cure of eczema will come and give some hope for eczema patients all over the world like me.
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

K8sMom2002 ·
Mdashiquennobi, I hope that eczema will be cured one day, too! I know it's a frustrating disorder to have to deal with! Barbara, so glad you don't have eczema/atopic dermatitis to deal with! AAFA's blog contains news and updates related to asthma, allergies and skin disorders. You can control the level of emails you receive from the AAFA community. Take a moment and update your preferences to see just what you want to see. Hover over your user name and then select "Notifications." If you are...
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

StuffywithCare ·
Hi. I was unaware that atopic dermatitis has the symptom of sleep disturbance. Is the sleep problem due to the discomfort caused by the other symptoms or is the sleep problem a separate symptom? My 21-year-old has a small amount of eczema and he has trouble sleeping. He has never blamed the eczema for his sleep problems. Could there be a connection? Thank you.
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Brenda Silvia-Torma ·
Hi @StuffywithCare , thanks for your blog comment! It's possible that there is a connection. Have you mentioned his sleep issues to his doctor? Here's an article from the American Academy of Dermatology that may answer some of your questions. Although the article is targeted to parents of small children, the information is relevant for anyone with eczema. The article also mentions, " When eczema itches, it can keep a child awake or wake the child from a sound sleep." What Can Help a Child...
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Re: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Facebook Cover

Tiffany F. ·
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Conversation Starters to Raise Asthma and Allergy Awareness

AAFA Community Services ·
Nearly 24 million Americans have asthma. And more than 50 million have allergies. So chances are you or someone you know has an allergic disease. The best way to support those with these diseases is by helping everyone understand them better. Help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies with an Asthma Warrior T-shirt and a #KEEPITTEAL bracelet. These are a great way to start conversations with others about these diseases. Check out these products and more on our online store. Thanks to...
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Eczema Is Much More Than a Childhood Disease

AAFA Community Services ·
Did you know eczema affects adults too? In fact, atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects more than 16 million American adults. Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the message below on social media.
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Football Star Partners with Asthma Foundation to Help Kids Tackle Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants today announced the launch of their #TackleAsthma campaign to educate and inspire children with asthma. As part of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month this May, AAFA and Jennings are working to help families understand and manage the daily challenges of living with asthma.
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Help Others See Beyond Asthma and Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
Each May since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to teaching others about asthma and allergies to create more awareness and understanding. We also want to help people see beyond asthma and allergies. This year, we aim to do just that through our themes, “More Than Asthma” and “More Than Food Allergies.”
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House Representatives Introduce Resolution to Have May Declared National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
To mark World Asthma Day, Representatives Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Fred Upton (MI-6) have introduced a bipartisan House Resolution designating the month of May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.”
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How Do You Treat Your Eczema?

AAFA Community Services ·
There are a variety of treatments for eczema, including creams and ointments. But your doctor may also recommend moisturizing methods, like "soak and seal" and "wet wrapping." These therapies can help your topical medicines be more effective. Everyone's eczema is different, and there are many ways you can manage flare-ups. Talk to your doctor about therapies that may work best for you.
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Just One Click Can Spread Awareness About Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness about asthma and allergies. Almost 25 million people in the US with asthma and about 6 million are children under the age of 18. Sadly, in the US, there are still 10 deaths per day due to asthma, and most of those fatalities are preventable. Together we can educate other about the seriousness of asthma.
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Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

AAFA Community Services ·
As part of National Eczema Awareness Month, we want to build better public awareness about eczema. One way we can do that is to share your eczema stories.
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May Is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
Shop Our Online Store to Spread the Word About Asthma and Allergy Awareness Nearly 24 million Americans have asthma. And more than 50 million have allergies. So chances are you or someone you know has an allergic disease. The best way to support people with these diseases is by helping everyone understand them better. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be " National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month ." It's a perfect time to educate your family,...
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Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

AAFA Community Services ·
On Oct. 1, 2016, Austin Dodds had a massive asthma attack. He lost consciousness and a few days later he passed away. Today, Meredith Dodds is making an impact in her son’s memory and to honor his giving nature. She is raising awareness for asthma.
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More Than 25 Million Americans Have Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma and allergies affect more than 60 million Americans. Allergic disease, which includes asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. They can impact you socially, emotionally and financially. But asthma and allergies don't have to define you. But working with your doctor and following your treatment plan, you can thrive and do many of the things you enjoy doing.
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

AAFA Community Services ·
[Press Release] National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Focuses on Prevention and Treatment LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people. AAFA will lead several...
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October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

AAFA Community Services ·
October is National Eczema Awareness Month. We can work together to spread eczema awareness and understanding. Here is some information about eczema you can share.
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Protect-A-Bed Partners with AAFA for National Allergy Campaign

AAFA Community Services ·
In a joint effort to educate consumers about bedroom allergies and allergen-reduction solutions, Protect-A-Bed and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) have partnered on a national campaign to raise awareness of household allergens.
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Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Show us how you are #morethanasthma for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. 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.
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Spread Awareness About Asthma and Allergies in One Click

AAFA Community Services ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Join us as we raise awareness about asthma and allergies. More than 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma. Ten people die every day from asthma. But with the right education and treatment, the deaths are preventable. Together, we can educate others about the seriousness of asthma.
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Student Raises Asthma Awareness Through Senior Project About AAFA

AAFA Community Services ·
Chelsea Johnson was diagnosed with asthma in the fifth grade. So when the senior at Plain Dealing High School in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, started to work on her senior project, she knew she wanted to help an asthma organization. For her project, Chelsea decided to raise money for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). She also had to write an eight-page paper. With the help of her English teacher, Kimberly Shelton, Chelsea searched for asthma organizations online. AAFA’s...
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The Impacts of Asthma Go Beyond Physical Health

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) conducted the My Life With Asthma survey to highlight the challenges people with asthma, especially severe asthma, face. We found that people with asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. Many deal with fear and worry.
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These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

AAFA Community Services ·
Atopic dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema, can be a frustrating skin disease. Many people think it's just a rash or dry skin. But it's so much more. AD symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, even embarrassing at times. It can have a significant effect on quality of life. Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social Media Share this picture and message on social media. To download the picture, right-click...
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Time Is Running Out to Get Your Gear for Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is coming soon! There are many ways you can help us spread awareness, but one of the best is to talk with those you see every day. Shop our online store for conversation starters like T-shirts, bracelets and medicine bags.
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Upload a Photo and Enter a Chance to Win a “Healthier Home” Package!

AAFA Community Services ·
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is under way! Thank you for all you’re doing to help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies. There's still time to enter our More Than Asthma photo sharing contest! By sharing your photo, you can raise awareness and have a chance to win a “healthier home” package.
 
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