Tuesday, August 28, 2012
When the Queen of Angels student died from asthma complications last year, many were inspired to give to her memorial, which helps fund the school's art programs.
The young girl whose untimely death has inspired so many would be proud - Brennan Passons Memorial Fund for the Arts raised $22,228 in its first year, 2011-2012. "Brennan touched so many in so many ways and gave unselfishly in any way possible," Sarah Passons, Brennan's mother, told Roswell Patch in an e-mail. "We are so proud of her and so grateful for everyone that gave so much of their time, money and love to her memory." The memorial fund was begun as a way to pay tribute to Brennan, who died from asthma complications in October 2011. The fund money goes toward several arts programs at Brennan's school, Queen of Angels Catholic School in Roswell. Brennan will live on through the future artists and all students at Queen of Angels thanks…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Education sessions held in county districts with high rates of asthma-related deaths.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As part of its Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction Project (F.A.I.R.), Fulton County Health Services will offer a free education session for all concerned residents to help them learn how to identify and manage asthma. A licensed Respiratory Therapist will leach attendees how to: · Identify signs of an asthma episode · Identify asthma triggers · Manage asthma episodes · How to make your home healthy and · Receive asthma medication information According to the American Lung Association, 24,657 children and nearly 55,000 adults suffer from asthma in Fulton County. The F.A.I.R. Project began in May 2012 as a result of a resolution sponsored, by Vice Chair Emma I. Darnell (District 5), that directed the…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tim and Sarah Passons hope to raise awareness about asthma after the sudden death of their 11-year-old last October.
Brennan Passons was the type of girl to enter a room of people she had never met, and make friends instantly. The bubbly 11-year-old had a certain charm and positivity about her that resonated with people. "She never met a stranger," said her father, Tim Passons. "Regardless of who a person was, or what they looked like, she always found a way to make them comfortable. She was that kid." Brennan, a sixth grade student at Queen of Angels Catholic School in Roswell, was a normal child in most ways, with one exception: she had asthma. Along with her brother, Brennan had been diagnosed during her preschool years, though the disease had never really interfered with her life. In fact, there were many friends who never knew Brennan even had …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Studies suggest a gluten free/casein free diet might help people who suffer from a variety of incurable conditions such as asthma, ADHD and autism. Following four steps can make transitioning to a GF/CF diet easier for your family.
After a few months of research, I’ve decided to start my family on a gluten free – casein free diet. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, rye and barley, while casein is the protein found in milk products. Both of these proteins can cause severe allergic reactions in people who have sensitivities to these foods and there are recent studies which seem to indicate gluten and casein can exacerbate certain conditions such as asthma, ADHD and autism. Both my youngest son and husband suffer from asthma. In addition, we suspect that my daughter and youngest son have a condition known as Sensory Processing Disorder. Similar to autism, SPD is a little known and little understood neurological disorder in which the brain doesn’t…