Posted on May 9, 2016 5:01pm PDT

May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To bring awareness to such crucial topics, Rashad Jennings, a football player for the New York Giants has invited every individual to watch and share videos regarding his personal struggle with asthma, his experiences as a child growing up with asthma, and how persons can exercise safely with asthma. These videos can be found on this page.

The video playbook includes information on the following:

  • How Rashad grew up with asthma but was able to accomplish his goals
  • An announcement from children about what it feels like to live with asthma
  • How individuals can safely exercise with asthma

Rashad Jennings’ Life with Asthma

At the age of 9 years old, Jennings was diagnosed with asthma. At the age of 10, he was hospitalized for the first time. Because he has had this disease from a young age, he understands the struggles many asthmatic children face on a day-to-day basis. As a result, he began the Rashad Jennings Foundation, which he uses to empower children to achieve their goals and dreams regardless of their diagnosis.

When interviewed, Jennings stated, “I still see myself as that asthmatic kid who was told he would never be able to play sports. Through #TackleAsthma, I’ve had a chance to connect with kids who have asthma to show them that I’m just like them. I want kids to understand that you can live with asthma, you can overcome asthma, and you can tackle asthma like I did.”

Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia Cares About Children

At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our Atlanta allergists truly care about the lives and safety of children suffering from allergies and asthma. That is why our team strongly encourages athletic directors, school nurses, and parents to share the videos located in the Tackle Asthma Playbook. In addition, we encourage the parents of asthmatic children to get in touch with our team right away. Because we are passionate about improving the lives of those who suffer from this lifelong illness, we work diligently to ensure asthmatic kids and their families have the necessary tools and resources so that they can live normal and healthy lives.

When you contact our team, we will take time to understand your child’s condition and determine which types of treatment can benefit your child most in the shortest amount of time possible. We aren’t just dedicated to finding temporary solutions, we are committed to making sure your child can accomplish every dream and goal without worrying about their medical condition. Let us help empower your child today!

To see an Atlanta allergist, contact Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, or book an appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!