Patient stories

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This is where we share YOUR stories. We post stories from people with asthma, or from family members, friends or even our fundraisers. We want to hear your stories as they help shape our work.

Tell us about:

  • What it is like to live with asthma or have a child with asthma in Ireland today?  

  • What pressures has a diagnoses of asthma placed on you or your family, whether that be financial or emotional?

  • Have you or your child overcome challenges posed by your asthma and feel your experiences may help others?

  • Have you found a service offered by the society helpful and you want to let other people know of your positive experience?

  • Are you planning a fundraising event in aid of the Society?  If so, let us know and we can promote across our channels and acknowledge your efforts.

 

To share your story:

email sam.derwin@asthma.ie

 

Breda Flood

My Story...Breda Flood

My name is Breda Flood and I was diagnosed with asthma in 1983. Since then keeping on top of my symptoms and keeping well has been a constant struggle - but I'm happy to say that, with the help of the Asthma Society of Ireland, I am in control of my asthma. 

Michael McDonagh

My Story...Michael McDonagh

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was in my teens.  asthma is a condition which has been in my family for generations.  I cannot say that I lived the perfect lifestyle or always looked after myself. I lived the typical lifestyle of a young person at that stage.  I also wasn’t the ideal patient who used his reliever/preventer as instructed.  

Running

My Story...Colm Murphy

Colm Murphy. Colm was diagnosed with severe asthma at just 8 years old, a condition which affected him greatly throughout his life. Growing up, Colm often avoided taking part in competitive sports, as well as endurance sports, as he felt he would not be able to keep up with his friends because of his asthma.

Ray Joyce

My Story...Ray Joyce

This story is a great example of how invaluable the Asthma Societies services are to our members, and to communities around the country