I’ll bet you didn’t know that 1 in 7 kids in New Zealand has asthma? Across New Zealand 550,000 school days are lost every year due to asthma. That’s over 120,000 kids who find it difficult to blow up a balloon.
So there’s every chance that in your class there’s 2 or 3 other kids who have asthma. Often we just don’t talk about it. And often we don’t really know they have asthma unless it is not well controlled. We see it when kids are wheezing, breathing heavily, having days off school or not playing sports. Asthma symptoms don't last forever, that's if your asthma symptoms aren't that bad.
Asthma is common and it can be controlled – just stick with me and we can do it together – and you can be an asthma winner.