Hull family set up charity to supply schools with asthma inhalers following son’s death

Published: Monday 27th April 2015 by KCFM

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The family of a boy who died from an asthma attack have launched a charity to ensure that every school in Hull has an emergency inhaler.

10-year-old Cameron Good from north Hull had a severe attack during football training in November. He never regained consciousness and died four days later in hospital.

His family have now set up a charity called Breathe for Cameron in his memory, which will raise funds  to give free inhales to every school in Hull.

“In the last year his asthma was really well controlled. He had his medications all right, he had an asthma review five days before the attack and he passed with flying colours.

“The worst thing about it was there was no indication that this asthma attack was coming. In the past he’s get a cough or he’d wheeze, and we’d know. There was always an indication that there was the possibility he might have an asthma attack, but that day there was nothing wrong with him.

“Everyone knows somebody with asthma. They think that an asthmatic is someone who gets out of breath if they run too fast, or they laugh too much. They can’t breathe, they take their inhaler and it’s fixed. But it’s not- it actually does take lives and people don’t realise how quickly it can do it. It took Cameron’s in 15 minutes.”

Stacey’s partner Craig Salter said they ultimately want to expand the scheme;

“We want to make this a nationwide event, and eventually we’d like to change legislation and allow sporting facilities and teams to hold asthma medication. It’s not just a problem in Hull- it’s nationwide, and it needs to be addressed.”

Craig added that they want asthma to be taken as seriously as other conditions, such as type 1 diabetes and anaphylaxis:

“Two out of three asthma deaths can be prevented with detailed asthma plans, and the people around them knowing how to deal with attacks. Those two people could be saved just by spending a little time to get to know the condition.

“Just take five minutes to read about asthma, what it does, and its effects. Check that your child has everything you need to deal with an asthma attack, and just don’t be blazé about it. We’re all guilty of it, but we’re proof that the worst case scenario can happen.

“Don’t think it can’t happen to you, because you just don’t know.”

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Published: Monday 27th April 2015 by KCFM

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