SHOOTING FOR MY GOALS -
LUCY WARNER ON MANAGING ASTHMA.
“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.”
LUCY'S FIRST SIGNS OF ASTHMA
It was a terrifying experience for 10-year-old Lucy, who suddenly experienced an asthma symptom during her football match. Now, as a 20-year-old university student, Lucy recalls how during that moment, she felt as if someone was sitting on her chest, and it was difficult for her to breathe. Fortunately, her mum, who was at that game, noticed her struggling and took her to see a doctor where she was diagnosed with asthma.
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.
LUCY'S STRUGGLE WITH ASTHMA
“It's important for my team mates to know that I have asthma because if I have an attack, I want them to know what’s happening. I don’t want them to be disappointed when I can’t perform, because my asthma is holding me back.
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.
LEARNING TO CONTROL AND MANAGE ASTHMA
“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.
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