"National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is in May because May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. I happen to be one of them. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports activities and events to bring awareness to asthma and allergy education and management. As an asthmatic, my entire life has been about avoiding triggers, taking meds daily, ER visits, rescue inhalers and air purifiers. I missed a lot of recess, birthday parties and summer camps. Missing Cheer Camp was the worst.
I have never let asthma stop me from playing sports, cheerleading, dancing, Karate, and lifting weights. When I was a child the medical world believed exercise was bad for asthmatics. Fortunately, there has been a lot of progress in the last 30 years. Maintenance meds combined with regular exercise has helped improve my asthma. If you or someone you know has asthma, don't let it get in the way of being fit and healthy, To learn more about asthma please check out this website: http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?ID=5&Sub=105&Cont=457