Remedios and Jacquelline

Jacquelline is nine years old and was diagnosed with asthma four years ago when she developed a persistent cough that would not go away. Her mother, Remedios was frightened when Jacquelline was first diagnosed because she did not know anyone else with asthma and believed the condition would prevent her daughter from running, playing with other children and overall, upset her quality of life. But so far, asthma has not slowed Jacquelline down one bit. Remedios and her daughter attended BREATHE’s parent asthma class at Pacific Elementary and learned new ways to manage Jacquelline’s asthma, for example, avoiding triggers such as cockroaches and pets. Remedios said she benefited from being able to get a nurse’s opinion and even got a referral to a doctor to look at her daughter’s medical record and create an asthma care plan.

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