American Lung Association of Massachusetts
Forest Park, Springfield
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Registration 8:30 a.m. Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
A virtual walker will be able to raise money without attending the event.
MY REASON FOR WALKING
Asthma took the life of our daughter, sister and friend. Lynn was only 30 years old when she died. She had developed asthma around the age of 19. Lynn had done and experienced more in life in a short time then most people experienced in a lifetime. Fifteen years ago she went to the prom with David. He was her high school sweetheart. Seven years later they married in Hawaii and moved to Hong Kong where David had been working for the past year. Lynn liked it there at first, but the pollution was affecting her asthma. She needed to leave as soon as possible so she came home and was put in the hospital for about a week and had just found out she was pregnant. We were thrilled to have her home and were very excited about the pregnancy. She stayed here while she was pregnant and she had no problems with the pregnancy at all. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ashley. Ashley was the joy of her life; they were not just mother and daughter but were the best of friends. We would call Ashley, Lynn's shadow. They lived here for about 4 months and then moved to Portugal where David had been relocated in his job as an engineer. Ashley and Lynn would come back and forth at least every six months. They would have to fly over 8 hours and fly over the Atlantic Ocean. They all loved Portugal and they lived in a beautiful condo. They met people from all over the world. Life was good. Then finally David got a job for a company working on the Big Dig in Boston. At first they rented a house, but when Lynn found out she was pregnant again they bought a house. David James was born 1 month later. She had everything a loving husband, two beautiful kids and a new home. Everything was great in her life and we would visit or they would come to Grandmas.
Join us and Blow the Whistle on Asthma. Make an impact and raise funds to financially support the estimated 22 million Americans who currently suffer from asthma. Together we can make an impact and save lives.
Remember to visit the American Lung Association
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