It flabbergasts me that after my own struggle in high school to have my asthma recognized as an actual illness and not “hysterics” due to some heartbreak or problems at home, that I now have to fight for my daughter’s asthma to be recognized by her school. You would think that the situation would have improved with time. Unfortunately, it’s not the case.
We had to pass the asthma test a second time, in a clinic of the school choice, because they didn’t believe the diagnosis from the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Even after receiving confirmation that she is indeed asthmatic, they still insisted in saying that our daughter’s issue is psychological and not physical.
The fact that the Canadian government has made it practically impossible to excuse anyone from physical education regardless of personal health issue is also not helping.
An asthma attack can come on suddenly and can escalate extremely quickly so a person’s life is in danger.
If you have asthma, there can be lots of restrictions and limitations on where you can go and what you can do.
For many asthmatics, strongly doused perfume wearers are a real risk.