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Helping kids breathe easier

Our pediatric experts can tell families a lot about their child's asthma diagnosis and the treatment to come. One thing they can't always tell them: how it will feel.

That's why we connected a family just diagnosed with asthma with a family who's been there — to answer questions, to ease fears and to offer hope about everything from symptoms to medications to living with asthma.

Meet the families

Our new family

Recently, our doctors confirmed what Yaretzi's mom, Claudia, has long suspected: She has asthma. Now, they're ready to get her asthma under control.

Our experienced family

Ava was diagnosed with asthma four years ago, and now she's a 7-year-old expert. She and her mom, Angela, share the tips they've learned along the way.

The asthma journey

Signs and diagnosis

Though it can be scary to learn your child has asthma, receiving a diagnosis is the first step to helping them breathe better. Learn about asthma in kids and how the right diagnosis makes all the difference.

Asthma signs and diagnosis

Treatment and management

Teaching kids how to care for themselves is an important part of helping them manage their asthma. Find out how to help kids with their asthma medications and tips for preventing asthma attacks.

Asthma treatment and management

Ava, 7-year-old with asthma, shares her experience being treated at Children's Hospital Colorado.
"I think it's cool that it's a hospital for kids. I didn't want to leave."
Ava, 7-year-old with asthma

Additional asthma resources

Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.