Some of Our Patients are Getting Air Purifiers
When air quality in the home is compromised by dust, mold, mildew, pet dander, or a host of other common allergens, it can take a large toll on asthmatics. For asthmatic children especially, household allergens can neutralize control medications, putting low-income families in particular at great risk of an asthma attack or even an asthma fatality.
Air purifiers can give people living in substandard conditions some much-needed relief, and it’s for that reason that we’re excited to announce that—thanks to a donation from the Alen Corporation—ten of our families are receiving significant relief in the form of a complimentary air purifier!
Distribution of the ten units began yesterday through our Asthma Education Program, an initiative which provides home inspections to children with severe asthma, helping families to identify and remove triggers.
“I’ll sleep better at night knowing that my kids are breathing clean air,” said Melissa Lane. Her son, Al-Jani, and daughter, Qiana (pictured above) are both patients of the Asthma Van and are “allergic-asthmatics,” which means their lungs are very sensitive to poor air quality.
Our Asthma Education Program also includes free allergy testing and empowerment trainings.
Learn how asthma education can save money, and lives.