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Welcome to August & September new members!

Hi and welcome to everybody who has joined us this past week!  It's great to know you're part of our .  This is a terrific spot to ask questions and support one another.

Saying hi and to @Iesha Beard, @MQS, @bakergirl, @Jeanneive, @Melrey, @TerryF, @Kd, @Antionette Lynn, and @hartleyfam6!

I'm Cynthia, and I wasn't diagnosed with asthma until my early 30s. It certainly was a wake-up call for me! My DD who is 16 has managed asthma and eczema most all her life.

This is a terrific place to get ideas and share and encourage and vent! We're glad you're here!

Stop by our  to introduce yourself and tell us how asthma and allergies affect you.  Jump in on one of our topics or feel free to .

Be sure to bookmark the link to  so you can easily find your way back to our conversations!  We look forward to getting to know you. 

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  • Pljohns

    Welcome everyone-you will find a wonderful group of people here with a vast range of experience and knowledge but more than anything, you have found SUPPORT. We truly do know what it's like to live like you do and we do understand the difficulties.  This is the most amazing group of people here and we encourage you to jump right in-post replies and questions-they have helped me A TON

  • Megan Roberts

    Welcome to all of our new members; you've found a wonderful place of support, understanding and info!  Browse through the topics and feel free to join in the convos — or start your own.  I'm a member of the AAFA staff and an asthma/allergy sufferer as well.  You are in good hands with this group!  

  • Mary Carey

    Thank you. I come here so I bring better awareness of the.disease. Both myself and my son have asthma but unfortunately my son passed away july 15th from and asthma attack.

  • K8sMom2002

    Mary, I'm so very sorry to hear of your recent loss of your son. I will be thinking of you and your family.

    Any time you want or need to talk — or cry or vent or whatever you need — we're here for you.

    You'll find lots of love and support here … I want you to know that you are not alone. 

  • Pljohns

    Oh Mary-I'm so sorry for your loss.  You will find a wonderful support group here so come cry, vent, yell, scream-whatever you need to do.

  • Jen

    Mary, 

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.  We are here for you.  Hugs~

  • Kathy P

    Our collective hearts are heavy after hearing of your loss of your precious son, @Mary Carey. AAFA is committed to our work to keep advocating for families like yours. We will keep you in our thoughts.

    What do you wish others would know about asthma?

  • LyndaM

    Mary,  I am so very sorry for the loss of your son.  How old was he?  I can't even imagine your grief, but I want to let you know that we care and that we can help you raise awareness about asthma if you would like us to send you educational materials  -or if you have other ideas in mind. Let us know how we can help you.

    Warmly,

    Lynda

  • Megan Roberts

    Warm greetings to all of you who have joined us in the last week in our Asthma and Allergic Diseases Support Community! 

    We encourage you to make yourself right at home: explore the , ask questions, and share experiences.  This is a great place to find support and connection. 

    Everyone please join me in giving a hearty welcome to our newest members – @millermomma73, @Lacybern6449, @MarTop, @Nula335, @Don A., @Brianna B., @StacyC, @Jamilurahman, @Cherie, @WhitDunc, @Maxmakc, @LAVENDER, @Mary Carey, @johnrandolph, @healthcarensc, @Kevin, @Lawrence, @Nula

    We're so glad you are here and I'm happy to see some of you already engaging here too.   

    I'm Megan, Community Engagement Program Manager here at AAFA, and I manage asthma/EIB, mold and pollen allergies. I’m excited to have just started a new med that seems to be managing my asthma symptoms well for the first time since last October! 

    We want to hear how things are going for you. How are your ,  or  affecting you today? Join in the conversations or .  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Also, handy tip: make sure you bookmark our  so you can easily find your way back here. 

  • Pljohns

    Welcome everyone!!  We are so glad to have you on the board with us.  You will find an amazing group of people here with a wide range of experiences, suggestion and knowledge but most of all, we are here for SUPPORT.  We know what it feels like to live like we all have to and unless you are in our shoes,  no one really understands that.  Please jump in on posts or open a new post-whatever you need-welcome!

  • K8sMom2002

    I couldn't have said it better than @Pljohns – we're here for you, no matter what asthma and allergies mean for you.  and welcome! You are among friends!

  • Jen

    Welcome to everyone who has joined AAFA's support community in the past week.  We are glad to have you here and are looking forward to hearing from you on .

    Please help me welcome  @arboesche, @Cinni, @Annabelle, @XaNd0r7, @Dar007, @DJ, @David Sowell, @Rpike, @Leslie Ann to our support community.

    I'm Jen and I'm part of the community management team.  My family manages a variety of allergic issues.  At the moment, my daughters and I are dealing with allergies that seem to be causing some sinus issues.  

    We are looking forward to getting to know you.  Please tell us how ,  and  affect you.   Feel free to  join in on one of the existing conversations or you can even .  Bookmark our  so that you can easily find your way back to our support forums.

  • K8sMom2002

    Hi, everyone! So glad you're here — let us know how we can help and encourage you.

    I'm Cynthia, and I've had asthma since my early 30s. I'm glad to have the support and encouragement from this community!