Doudou was just 2 years old when she began suffering from asthma attacks.
Doudou was just 2 years old when she began suffering from asthma attacks. Her mother, Zhang, was devastated. Zhang had struggled with severe, uncontrolled asthma herself as a child and did not want her daughter to experience the frightening feeling of gasping for air and not being able to breathe easily.
Fortunately, through a collaboration between Project HOPE and the respiratory department at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Doudou was evaluated by a Project HOPE-trained doctor and prescribed a treatment plan. Doudou’s symptoms are now so well controlled that sometimes her family forgets that she has asthma at all. And Doudou’s doctor now feels her medications can be cut in half and she likely will not need any medicines at all very soon.
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