68 Hull schools now have emergency inhalers thanks to local family

Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by KCFM

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The family of a Hull boy, who died after an asthma attack, aim to have an emergency inhaler in every school in the city within the next few months.

Since 10-year-old Cameron Good died just over a year ago, his mum Stacy Suddaby and partner Craig Salter have been raising funds for all schools to have an inhaler.

So far, 68 Hull schools have them but there are still 12 without.

Stacey says it’s an important piece of equipment to have: “Kids don’t always remember to take their inhalers to school and even if they do anything could happen. They could break them, they could lose them, they could be nearly empty. If you’re having a severe asthma attack, you need up to ten puffs of your inhaler, so if it’s running out you might only have four left and if that’s the only one you’ve got, then things can get really serious really quick.”

She says the inhaler gives piece of mind to both parents and teachers: “A lot of people don’t understand asthma and they think, because it’s so common, that it is just asthma and it’s not serious, but it really is. In five minutes, an asthma attack can leave someone unconscious, fighting for their life. These emergency inhalers on school sites mean that, hopefully, there’s no chance that can happen.”

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Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by KCFM

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