“If he can do that, I can do anything!”
…10th grade girl with asthma
sitesALIVE Asthma Goals for Vendée Globe 2016
- Skipper Rich Wilson has had severe asthma (his lungs work at ~70% of normal) since age 1. He takes 4 medications daily to manage it. Rich wishes to use his asthma to show to asthmatics, especially young ones, that you can still pursue your dreams even if you have asthma.
For Vendée Globe 2016, we will offer:
Asthma Guide: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Training Guide: Aerobic conditioning; Medication Routine & Compliance
Website: Daily peak flow & Weekly lung function; Q&A w/Skipper & Doctors
Remote monitoring: Heart & Respiratory Rates; Caloric expenditure; Sleep
Rich has received awards from both the American Lung Association (1990, 1993) and Partners Asthma Center (2004) in recognition of his efforts on behalf of asthma awareness.
We seek Distribution Channel partnerships and Pharmaceutical sponsors to help to bring this program to a global audience of asthmatics of all ages.
Rich speaks about his asthma before the solo Transat 2004: