Sometimes, we come across stories so compelling and emotional that we feel a tug at our hearts, and when coupled with real images, it speaks to our hearts through words. An article covered in New York Post recently did that for us.
Boy days away from his 9th birthday succumbed to Asthma attack during Harvey flooding
If you are living in the US, you must have heard about the devastating effects of tropical storm Harvey. However, the damages are not just economic, but also brutally cruel on lives. A young boy, Noah Delgado, suffered an Asthmatic attack while he was home with his mother. The inhaler did little to alleviate his attacks, and calls to 911 were unanswered.
His mother, Galan recounted with sadness how “he was getting worse and worse by the second“. Her mother got him outside, and was trying to get him some air but he was not getting better. She then came across a stranger who together with her, drove Noah to the hospital.
Along the way…
Noah’s mother tried to carry out repeated CPR and help Noah to inhale the medicine. However, it was unsuccessful and Noah’s condition was getting worse. Unexpectedly, they saw an ambulance on the way to the hospital and the trained medical personnel reassured her while doing CPR on Noah.
Noah in the air but she was on the ground…
Sadly, the hospital did not have the right equipment to treat Noah and he was airlifted to Texas Children’s Hospital about 20 miles away. Galan was stuck on the ground as there was no space on the chopper for her. When she got to the hospital, she was informed that Noah did not make it. The distress and sorrow she felt then must be crushing.
Noah was remembered as a contagiously happy boy, who was brave and sensitive. We cover this story as one which speaks to our soul, our feelings. No one should be dying from diseases which can and will be cured. We are fighting for transparency. Stories like Noah are what drive us every single day.
In life, there are not many times when one can make a difference. This will be the moment, Asthma can be a disease which can be cured. We need to be brutal with research, and stringent on fake affiliate news sites promising miracle drugs. The fight is everyday.
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