My name is Sailor and I’m a Puffer Fish. I was originally created by Asthma Waikato and Chris Lam Sam, they chose a puffer fish because sometimes asthma inhalers are called ‘puffers’, and since I help educate kids about asthma they thought this was very fitting.
Chris and I have performed at almost 600 schools and early childhood centres since 2012, and we are now part of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.
Our interactive and memorable show aims to curb the high number of asthma-related hospital admissions and fatalities in children each year.
Chris says, ’In 2018 we performed our show in four primary schools where they had each lost a student to asthma the previous year. In a nation where 77 people die of asthma each year, everyone needs to see this show and learn how they can help people with asthma, especially in an emergency situation.’
Our show is 100% free for schools and early childhood centres to book. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact Teresa at the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ on 04 495 0093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I spend lots of my time travelling around New Zealand with my best friend Chris, visiting schools and performing our 'Sailor Asthma Show', to teach children and teachers about asthma. Check out all of the schools we have visited over the last few years:
Each of the different coloured icons show where we have performed our show each year. We've performed at over 190 schools all over the North Island, and 79 schools in the South Island!