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Kids Learn About Asthma at Camp SuperLungs

Today, kids learned how to manage their asthma during the annual Camp SuperLungs at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
CHAMBERSBURG, PA -- Today, kids learned how to manage their asthma during the annual Camp SuperLungs at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Kids ages 6-12 worked with Chambersburg Hospital staff learning how they can be active and exercise even with asthma.

They also learned what their triggers are and how to avoid them.
 
"It's an awesome way to try to treat kids about their asthma and how to control it so that they can grow up doing whatever it is they would like to do," says Jennifer Briggs, respiratory therapist at Chambersburg Hospital.

During the camp, they played games, listened to different speakers and learned about the various medications for controling and relieving attacks. Kids also interacted with other kids who are living with asthma as well.

"You will always have it, but you can control it and you can do whatever it is that you want to do and I hope these kids walk away today remembering that," said Briggs. "The sky's the limit, they can do whatever they want to do."

This event was sponsored by Summit Health and the Cumberland Valley Asthma Alliance and has been helping kids in chambersburg since 2000.
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