Become an Asthma Hero for Caitlyn and for the people you love who are affected by asthma…
Caitlyn is 22, a professional violinist and self-employed crafter. And she has asthma – asthma so severe she can’t hold down a full-time job because she never knows when she’ll be too ill to go to work.
Caitlyn was diagnosed with eosinophilic asthma when she was very young. She has a monthly injection to help keep her asthma at bay.
“As a six year old I could not attend school and was home-schooled for 12 months. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t have symptoms. My sister said she’d never lose me in a crowd because she can always hear me coughing from a mile away.
I am on many different medications in an attempt to keep me stable. The new medication I am on has changed my life. I am so glad it’s working for me. But I still worry that it might stop working. That’s why research into new medications and treatments really matter.
I have a nebuliser and take breathing treatments. Even on maximum treatment my asthma puts me in hospital every few months and I have a flare up every four weeks or so. It would be amazing not to have the constant struggle with asthma. I hope in time with more research there will be a possible cure.”