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Kgblanchard ·
Hi Debbie! I am a mother of 4 who found out that asthma was larger than I ever realized a few years back when I landed myself in ICU 2 days before Christmas. I missed my son’s 3 year old Christmas - one which most parents agree is the BEST Christmas ever. I knew I could never get those moments back... so instead of doubling down in the face of adversity, I decided to accomplish my goals. So I went back to school and finished my bachelors degree. It was tough physically going onto campus,...
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K8sMom2002 ·
I love it! You've poured your heart (and lungs!) into making life better for you and your family ... we'd love to hear more of your story on our community online forums! What accommodations were you able to get from your school in order to help you along the way? You can join us on our discussion about what people say when you tell them you have asthma or allergies .
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Kgblanchard ·
Hi K8SMOM2002! Funny you should mention accommodations in school... I actually did not receive any asthma specific accommodations at school simply because I did not ask for them. And to be honest, I did not even know I was allowed to receive accommodations for having asthma. I am also dyslexic so I received extended time on my math exams, but never did it cross my mind that I could also get accommodations for asthma as well. Can you maybe tell me more? I really would like to go on to get my...
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Debbie Alves ·
Kimberly, read up on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and contact the school you are thinking of applying to and speak to whomever is responsible for overseeing their ADA-compliance. Remember ADA is only applicable if the school accepts federal money (but I believe that includes loans and grants to students). I wouldn’t create much of a paper trail yet - I’d call and ask the questions. Remember your Congressional Representative or Senator also can be good sources of help. Believe it or...
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Bachelors Degree After Asthma

Kgblanchard ·
Bachelors Degree After Asthma
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Debbie Alves ·
Congratulations! I want to hear the rest of the story!
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Debbie Alves ·
I'm really proud of you. I know exactly what that takes. I've had to fight that battle more than a few times, but I'm still here. You will find other memories with your 3-yo to take the place of that Christmas. It's just one day -- don't give it more power than it deserves. What if you'd been in the military and posted abroad? You were sick, not laying on a beach while he huddled in a Dickensian poor house. And you know he won't remember it. What I guarantee he will remember is that his mom...
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations!
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Melanie Carver ·
Many, many congratulations @Kgblanchard ! Very impressive. We salute you!
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Kgblanchard ·
Thank you, Melanie! I think I have decided to go back to school for my masters... I mean, why not?!?! Once that’s complete, then maybe law school 💕. The sky is MY limit!
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