Diagnosed with asthma later in life, my symptoms were frequently triggered by the cold weather. Upon researching for a solution, I found out about the cold weather masks offered by Breathe Pennsylvania. After learning about the educational resources and on-staff Respiratory Therapist available, free of charge, I now regularly call Breathe Pennsylvania throughout the year for advice and to prepare for my doctor’s visits. The staff has encouraged me to become an advocate for my own health, educating me on the myriad of choices with regard to asthma medication and how to effectively communicate my symptoms and triggers to my doctor. I am proud to support the organization as a donor as well.