Breathe AJC Asthma Foundation was founded in honor of Anthony Jamar Chapman; a devoted father, son and brother.
Diagnosed with asthma at the age of 2, various challenges arose throughout Tony's life. Frequent hospital visits were the norm throughout his toddler and adolescent years, so much so that he had a regular inpatient room at Children's Hospital, 611.
Asthma patients typically have certain triggers that precipitate an attack; a change in weather, carpet, milk, exercise and pollen were just a few of Tony's. Because of this, restrictions on accommodating nebulizers in public schools and frequent absences, approaching schooling came with lesser ease than most children at that the middle and high school age. Physical activity during that time was not ideal, however Tony learned to ice skate and competed competitively in a local hockey league.
Over the years, while manageable at times, Tony's asthma did not improve. Attacks remained frequent. However, throughout it all, Tony took every obstacle in stride and constantly reassured his loved ones that his condition would not be a deterrent from living a fruitful life. Anthony Chapman made his transition on February 27th, 2007 at the age of 23. His memory lives on through his son, family and the Breathe AJC Asthma Foundation.
Services will include community events, school activities that will foster good health and awareness and partnerships with local pharmacies to assist with medication purchases for families. Efforts will include asthma management training by trained and certified asthma educators and Registered Nurses for students and families, via school personnel, local churches, youth and sports organizations.
Due to COVID-19 our first annual charitable event will be postponed until further notice. More details to come!
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We have recently submitted an article to American Thoracic Society (ATS)
The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.
Click here for article https://www.thoracic.org/patients/par/par-publications/patient-voices9/index.php