$25K grant to aid in Louisville asthma study

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma knows the Ohio Valley isn't always the best place to breathe easy.

AIR Louisville will help asthma patients get better treatment thanks to a big donation.

The $25,000 donation from the American Lung Association comes on World Asthma Day.

The money will support AIR Louisville's mission to help asthma patients identify what triggers attacks and control their symptoms.

The goal is to provide more than 1,000 sensors to people who have inhalers.

"It's taking information we have maybe in written form and getting it into electronic record that maybe a parent can share with a child or a child can share with their doctor or whoever needs the information, it can be shared throughout that circle so you can make sure you're taking your medicine at the right time and taking the right amount," Veronica Combs of AIR Louisville said.

The City of Louisville will use an anonymous version of the data to create a map of asthma hot spots in Jefferson County.


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