Sarah sets up petition to get asthma medication for free

Sarah Sparshott
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Her determination to get asthma medication provided free makes Sarah Sparshott this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner.

Sarah, from Gosport, has set up an online petition to get the medication to be free,which she plans to hand into the government.

Within the first week of setting it up, more than 1,000 people signed it.

Sarah’s inspiration for the petition came from her daughter Holly, who died nearly two years ago after an asthma attack left her in a coma.

Holly was just 12 years old and had suffered from asthma her whole life.

She died at Naomi House children’s hospice after falling into a coma when she had an attack that stopped her breathing for 15 minutes.

She collapsed at Brockhurst Medical Centre on September 25, 2013 and stayed alive for four weeks.

Since then, Sarah has been involved in campaigns surrounding asthma and the petition is her next step.

Sarah, from Elson Lane, says: ‘I am really passionate about this because of what happened to Holly.

‘It is just wrong that people have to pay for asthma medicine.

‘I know children get it free, but asthma is something that affects all ages and it can end up costing adults a fortune when they have to pay for inhalers and steroids and other medicine. I know it would put more pressure on the NHS and be an extra burden, but I think it is worth it.’