On a particular somber note, we read with sadness a story about a mom who shared a video on Facebook after her son died from Asthma. The aim of the video was to shed light on the dangerous nature of Asthma and encourage more awareness for the disease known as Asthma.
Mum shared heartbreaking video on education and awareness after 20 year old son died from Asthma
After the death of her son earlier this year in January, Donna Green, from Derrymacash aimed to spread awareness of the fatal nature of Asthma through sharing of her experiences here. Sadly, the life of the family was turned upside down with the death of her son. The attack happened in the wee hours of the morning, succumbing to an acute Asthma attack.
Watching her son fight for his life in front of her
As a parent myself, I cannot begin to imagine the terror, fear and helplessness Donna must have felt when she saw Tiernan, her son struggling to fight for his life. She described the incidence with much details, saying that “our son was very pale and his lips and ears were blue”.
She immediately pushed herself to perform CPR on her son and her husband called emergency services concurrently. However, Tiernan was too far gone when the ambulance crew arrived and took over, and her sense of security turned into dreadful sorrow.
Happy and loving relationship of 5 years
The sad part about dealing with any sickness is always the people who are fighting with you, especially when sufferers succumb to their illnesses. Tiernan was unable to marry his girlfriend of 5 years, who was described as a lovely lady by Donna. Donna wanted to spread the message as she believed that if proper care and treatment were taken (Tiernan only use his blue inhaler 30 times the same day of the incident, and not even once for his brown inhaler), her son would still be with her.
There are similar stories like this happening all over the country as seen here too where a 9 year old succumbed to Asthma. It is our responsibility to spread greater awareness for this disease, day in day out. Education is key, continual education and awareness are necessary to increase survival rates for all patients dealing with chronic conditions and incurable diseases.