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Samantha Smith

Samantha's Derby 10k

running 10k for Asthma UK because I suffer from asthma and so do many I care about

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  • Event: Derby 10k, 07 Apr 2019

Asthma UK

We are the UK's leading asthma charity here to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma

Charity Registration No. 802364 (England), SCO39322 (Scotland)

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Some of you will know that I suffer from asthma and it's a condition you struggle to put into words with how it takes it toll on your life. It has previously hospitalised me and I was on oxygen to help me keep me breathing and bringing me back to normal and I still suffer now with the last attack in 2017. Asthma isn't because you're lazy or unfit, it feels like someone is pushing down on your chest and purposely preventing you from being able to breathe, you're being swallowed up by your own breaths because what you breathe in doesn't work.

If I feel I'm struggling to breathe I have often gone into a panic attack because I know what's coming, I know that this could potentially take my life. Asthma is serious and we need to do all we can to try and find a cure or drugs that make people's lives on a daily basis better.

If you didn't already know, someone has an asthma attack every 10 seconds and unfortunately it claims the lives of 3 people a day. I know many people who are suffers of asthma and we've all had to deal with it in different ways. I will be using my inhaler on the day and I will NOT let this beat me, I will do all I can to try and get through the race.

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