Kw-logo-smaller

Breathing A Little Easier With The AAFA

Rapper, Coolio, has suffered from asthma his whole life.
AAFA Spokesperson, Coolio

Have you had a cough that just wouldn't go away? Have ya felt tightness in your chest that made it hard for you to breathe? Did you know that five million kids in the United States have to deal with these asthma-related effects everyday? Take a look at how the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is helping to breathe new life into some under-privileged communities in America.

Who Knew? Asthma Facts

  • The number one reason for peeps missin' school is asthma.
  • Everyday in America, 14 people die from asthma-related illnesses, usually because they haven't received proper treatment.
  • African-American males are twice as likely to die from asthma than the rest of the American population.

    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

    The AAFA started a project in 1995 to bring medical treatment to communities in Southern California that probably couldn't afford proper medication for their asthma. Today there are four Breathmobiles that service the Los Angeles area, providing physical examinations, free medication and much more, to over 100 LA schools.

    Peeps Behind The Asthma Cause

    Grammy Award winning rapper, Coolio, grew up in Compton, California and knows what it's like to suffer from asthma. That's why he's lent his vocal talents to many AAFA public service announcements urging kids like you to get treatment for your asthma. Click here to hear what Coolio has to say!

    For more info on asthma, allergies and what you can do to make these illnesses more manageable, head to AAFA's official site.

    Related Stories:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At
  • More Health and Wellness Facts!
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1047409802468

    Which Celeb Doesn't Suffer From Asthma?

    • Joshua Jackson.
    • Matt Damon.
    • Dennis Rodman.
    • Avril Lavigne.

    related stories

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    Kirsteeeeen
    Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
    Talk to him about it and ask why. 
    reply about 2 hours
    Kirsteeeeen
    Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
    Just say the things you would normally say and be yourself.
    reply about 2 hours
    Kirsteeeeen
    Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
    Tell her to try talking to them and asking why they're ignoring her? There's not really enough information to go on.
    reply about 2 hours
    Vinylscratchstwin
    My perfect friend would be: Funny nice easy going quirky playful loyal fast and...... Loves music as much as i do!!
    reply about 4 hours
    katerine46
    katerine46 posted in Friends:
    the perfect friend would support you and give you advises if you need help they would stay by your side through everything. a friend wouldn't be jealous of what you have and what you wear. a friend would love you for who you are a friend would not judge you and most of all they would make you feel like you are worth something
    reply about 5 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Big_icon_(5)

    Tic Tac Toe is back!