Tagged With "TackleAsthma"

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Re: Bees Knees

Jen ·
Love it! What are some of her favorite things to do outside?
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Re: Bees Knees

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, this is so great! I think it's marvelous that she has something she really enjoys doing and that you guys are able to help accomplish that!
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Re: Lexi Tackles Severe Asthma on her Wakeboard

Jen ·
Congrats Lexi!
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Re: Avery Can #TackleAsthma on the Ice - Photo Contest Winner 5/31

Jen ·
Congrats Avery and Jessica!
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Re: Rashad Jennings Tackles Asthma to Become Professional Athlete

Melanie Carver ·
Visit www.TackleAsthma.org to see more learn more about being active and healthy when you have asthma. You can download our Tackle Asthma Playbook and read inspirational stories from our team captains.
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Re: 8 Steps to Help You Tackle Asthma and Exercise Safely

Katie D ·
The opening statement is such a powerful message, "it is important for everyone to exercise, even if you have asthma." These children are so engaged and in touch with their symptoms. It is great to hear them talking about the preventive measures they are taking in their daily lives; I love how we can all use technology now to help too - like an app to measure pollen counts and air quality days.
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Re: Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Kathy P, ... You can do it!
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Re: Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

AS ·
Wow! Way to go Kathy P!!! I know exactly how you feel - not knowing when it will flare and being unable to predict!!! But way to persevere!!!!!
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Re: Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Thanks @AS ! I'm definitely learning how to read my body better. There are subtle signs I was not realizing. That should hopefully allow me respond to asthma episodes before they become severe.
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Re: Bees Knees

K8sMom2002 ·
@Bethany Davis , what sorts of summer activities has your kiddo been able to do this summer?
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

K8sMom2002 ·
@AshleyAnn , where all have your little guy and his pig been off to this summer? Have they had any adventures? Hope so!
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Re: Eli fights Asthma & Allergies like a pro!

K8sMom2002 ·
@Jessie , has the summer been kind to your trooper of a kiddo? Where's his scooter taking him these days?
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Re: Eli fights Asthma & Allergies like a pro!

Jen ·
@Jessie How has Eli been managing this summer?
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

GigiGibson ·
Oh kathy this is great! In response.... ...whether you finish or not the training is worth it! Most important is that you have the courage to start! Do it for all of us, some of us aren't at that level and it is inspiring to watch and cheer our friends on. We ride with you my friend. Prayers and best wishes for great weather, staying above the allergens, building up your lungs and body and freedom from any incidents to slow you down. gigi
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Thanks Gigi! I AM doing it for all of us who deal with asthma! And it really did take a courage to start this and share my journey. The whole thing is kind of scary! I will definitely feel you riding with me! I have a special shirt and I'm going to write everyone's name on it who supports me with a donation for AAFA !
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Big cheers! You can do it! The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Jimbb ·
You go Kathy. Biking is my life… I hope to get back in the saddle once my leg heals from the bike crash 7 weeks ago!
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Thanks for the encouragement Jimbb and K8smom!
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Karen B PT ·
Kathy, I am training to walk a half marathon on October 1st and I have many of the same concerns. I am doing well with training now, but I am concerned because July and August are my bad months for asthma and allergies. I also have trouble with hot humid weather. I am encouraged by your story and I am excited to follow your journey while I continue with mine!
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Welcome @Karen B PT ! I totally understand about weather concerns. My allergies are flared right now with certain trees and it's really a struggle! I'm trying to not let fear of an attack keep me from riding. It's hard some days! Then it's going to get hot here in July and August which is also an issue for me. I'm glad my story is encouraging for you! I'd love to hear more about your training and goals. I'd like to invite you to join us on the support forums to share your story. To start a...
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

TandemRiders ·
Kathy, this is awesome. We wish you the very best, training and on the day of the ride. And you can bet not only that we'll be donating in your honor; we'll be rooting for you all the way.
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Thanks @TandemRiders ! I appreciate the support and donation! I'm loving my AAFA Community cheering section!
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

AshleyAnn ·
My sincere apologizes @K8sMom2002 for the delay in getting back to you! Oh, they have been on big adventures this summer. We flew across the country to visit their great grandparents and grandparents! (It was our first time in 3 years that we were able to make a trip back to our "hometown" in Michigan). We then drove to Canada to get him and big brother some safe snacks! Went orange picking, bike rides, walks, and at home learning lessons.
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

Jen ·
How did the flight go? And yay for safe snacks!
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

AshleyAnn ·
They went well - Wahoo! Flights are so nerve wracking. We have only flown Southwest and since we have had good experiences, it has become our preferred airline. The first flight, there were a handful of people pre-boarding with us because they had peanut allergies too. Our second flight, the pilot told me that our previous flight also had a peanut allergy passenger so they did not serve peanuts on the flight before us. Southwest did not serve peanuts and since we were able to pre-board, I...
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, that's terrific news, AshleyAnn! Yay for a busy, fun summer and yay for safe snacks and flights!
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Re: High School Athlete Doesn’t Let Asthma Stop Her

K8sMom2002 ·
I love this! Way to go, Reilly!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

LK ·
Congratulations on competing and your medals Megan!! Such a well written article and a most impressive sport! What a memorable trip!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

MonicaW6 ·
@Megan Roberts , YOU are simply amazing. I am so glad to have you as a colleague and friend. Your strength and drive inspires everyone around you. Thanks for sharing your awesome story!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

K8sMom2002 ·
Hard work, good planning and attention to your asthma plan pays off big time! Go you!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

Megan Roberts ·
Thank you @K8sMom2002 , @MonicaW6 and @LK for the kind words. I am grateful to be part of such a motivating, supportive and informative community, and that includes each one of you!
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Re: #34 Tackling Asthma

Kathy P ·
Perfect! What position do you play?
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Re: #34 Tackling Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Now THAT's some serious tackling! Asthma doesn't stand a chance!!
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Re: What It Feels Like to Have Asthma - Help #TackleAsthma for Kids

AAFA Community Services ·
Visit www.TackleAsthma.org to see more learn more about being active and healthy when you have asthma. You can download our Tackle Asthma Playbook and read inspirational stories from our team captains.
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Re: Chatting with the Kids

Katie D ·
What a great candid photo with the kids looking so engaged!
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Re: My Daughter Can #TackleAsthma as a Black Belt!

K8sMom2002 ·
How serious she looks! I'll have to share this with DD -- she wants to do karate ... maybe that could be her lifetime sport??
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Re: Your Game Plan So You Can Exercise Safely with Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Love this! I'm one of those with EIB ... hard to exercise, but my asthma and health just aren't the same if I DON'T manage to exercise!
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Re: Outdoors girlie - fights every day!

Bethany Davis ·
My daughter, Christia has been fighting asthma and allergies since she was 2 years old. She loves the outdoors! With her inhalers, nebulizer, Flonase and eye drops, nothing will stop us for doing what she loves. We got this girlie!!
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Re: Outdoors girlie - fights every day!

Jen ·
Looks like she's having fun! Love her smile. Welcome to AAFA's support community. I'd like to invite you to check out our forums - tell us more about what Christia does in spite of asthma .
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Re: Outdoors girlie - fights every day!

K8sMom2002 ·
She looks like she's having a ball!
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Re: Lexi can #TackleAsthma on a Wakeboard - Photo Contest Winner 5/27

K8sMom2002 ·
I like the spirit of this! Congratulations!
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Re: Lexi can #TackleAsthma on a Wakeboard - Photo Contest Winner 5/27

Jen ·
Awesome pic! Congrats!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

MonicaW6 ·
What a wonderful story and testimony that with Asthma you can do what your heart desires. You are a champion Megan on so many levels and an inspiration to individuals with or without Asthma. I look forward to your next blog!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Go, Megan! Monica is right -- great story and a wonderful display of grit and never giving up!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Kathy P ·
Good luck Megan!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

RSkalak ·
What an amazing and inspiring story! I have asthma and environmental allergies and am active-sometimes I have to limit my activities outside during certain months so I don’t go into a flare..happens too often for me but I try to keep my lungs in shape too! I keep trying to push myself.
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Megan Roberts ·
That's great you persevere and push yourself while being smart about it @RSkalak ! It sounds like you've figured out what took me way too long to learn-- that exercise with asthma is a balancing act, but absolutely possible if you know how to manage your triggers. Best wishes in your active life!
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