The Asthma Association of Barbados brought some joy to children getting treatment in the Asthma Bay of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital this morning.
The children were given wrapped gifts while their parents were each given a free AeroChamber, literature as well as information on some of the triggers that can lead to an asthma attack.
President of the Association Rosita Pollard said that they decided to spread some Christmas cheer to the children in the Asthma Bay to put a smile on their faces for Christmas.
“We wanted to put a smile on their faces for Christmas as they are being nebulized and as you are being nebulized you are feeling very sick. We thought that it would make them happy. There are a lot of children in here this morning and some of them are being nebulized some of them have been nebulized already. As it is Christmas time and also it is a good way to strengthen our ties with the Asthma Bay,” Pollard told Barbados TODAY, adding that the association plans on continuing to give gifts to children next week.
“We plan to do this three or four days [next week] as you know children are coming in and coming out as it takes three hours for them to be completely nebulized and we plan on coming back maybe Tuesday and Thursday to do the same thing,” she said. (LG)