“To those still struggling with their asthma symptoms, please speak to your doctor and be on top of it. Don’t let it ruin memorable moments for you or your loved ones. Do It For You, Do It For Them and Do It For Then, don’t let asthma stop us from living our lives to the fullest.”
– Lucy Warner
Having grown up in a sporty family, Lucy has loved football since she was very young. Her dad would watch football games on TV at home with her. Eventually, the father-daughter pair ended on the same team with her dad coaching and Lucy playing as a central midfielder.
She says that she loves football because it is a team sport and has made many friends playing with various teammates.
“It felt like someone was sitting on my chest. I was struggling to breathe, and I would try ways to open up my airways and calm my breathing down.”
“I love football because it is a team sport and I’ve made many friends playing with various teammates over the years.”
Lucy feared that her asthma might hold her back from playing the sport she loves. It would have been devastating for her if she could not continue.
Being a midfielder was also a challenge for her with her condition, as she is expected to make forward runs and trackback to help the team defend. Overall, it was physically challenging for her.
As Lucy is now in control of her asthma and can manage her symptoms; this has allowed her to enjoy her football by consistently playing with her team in several important matches in some of the UK’s biggest stadia. She is also focusing on her university studies and hopes to do well. She is now truly living her best life with minimal disruptions from her asthma and hopes that others like her would be able to do the same.
Is your asthma well controlled?
If you’re concerned about your asthma, speak to your doctor about daily treatment. The asthma control test (ACT) is a quick way to see how asthma symptoms are affecting your everyday life. Click on the link below to get the results in seconds – and be sure to share them with your doctor.