As long as I have breath, I will help those who suffer from asthma.

Gerald In Frame

My name is Gerald and I have been a chronic asthmatic since I was two. Asthma dominated my childhood.

It locked me out of sports, kept me home from school and meant I missed out on holidays and birthday
parties. And I was scared. Living with asthma was frightening!

Now, I manage my asthma better. We know so much more now! We know how to help kids control their asthma attacks and breathe more easily. We know how to take the fear away. If only I had access to this information when I was young, my life would have been very different.

You can help kiwi kids breathe better. A donation of just $30 will help provide vital information to children with asthma.

Child Reading Book 2

This year I’ve resolved again to help children who live with asthma. And I need your help. I want to help our children to breathe easier and live better. I want to make their terrible symptoms a thing of the past!

Will you help me? Your donation will enable us to provide booklets with life-saving information to schools across New Zealand. 

As a past president of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, I know first-hand the importance of your support. As many as one 1 in every 7 kiwi children suffers from asthma or a respiratory condition. It is a part of their daily lives. It is dangerous and it is frightening. Together we can help them breathe easier.

With proper understanding we can stop asthma from taking young lives. Knowing how to support a friend during an attack. Knowing what to do if you are alone and have an attack. Knowing how to manage your asthma day by day. Knowing how to find support when you need it. All this information helps us control our asthma. It helps us live a good life – just like everyone else!

Knowledge is useless unless it is shared. We need to print and distribute as many education booklets as we can. Our booklets are filled with real, practical advice. They provide the most up-to-date medical recommendations. They dispel myths and banish children’s fear.

Children Climbing Playground

Just $54 is enough to provide 100 children with their own booklet. A donation of $270 is enough for 500 children to have the information they need to lead a normal and healthy life.

The school year has just begun. We urgently need to produce more booklets now. Requests for these resources are pouring in! Demand for this practical, useful, vital information rises every year.

Our young people need these today. Please make your donation now.

I wish you the very best for 2017. Thank you.

Gerald Hensley,

Author, wine-grower and survivor.
Past President Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

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