What do David Beckham, Billy Joel, Julian Savea, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mo Farah and Harry Styles have in common?
Not a whole lot at first glance. One thing is, they all operate or operated at an extremely high level in their chosen profession. They are household names, people who have achieved extraordinary things, but that’s not what this is about. They all suffer or suffered with asthma.
That’s right, Becks, The Bus and Sir Mo all produced world beating moments in sport while dealing with asthma. As for the three musicians, no matter your musical taste you would have heard their music – creating and performing with asthma. (Eminem has it too if that’s more your style)
Asthma is a terrible disease, but it is NOT a death sentence or even a life-spent-on-the-sidelines sentence. Help is out there to manage the condition so you or your child can go wherever they want in life without asthma holding them back. That’s our reason for being, that’s why RespiTrak was created.
In addition to the above, here are some more high achievers who have dealt asthma:
- John F Kennedy
- Diane Keaton
- Charles Dickens
- Jessica Alba
- Martin Scorsese
- Alice Cooper
- Teddy Roosevelt
- Dennis Rodman