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A Message from Mom

A Message from Carey's Mom

I am the proud mother of Carey Poindexter.   Carey has had severe chronic asthma from the day he was born. We call his major medical problems challenges, because we believe challenges you can overcome. My son’s motto is "Just because you have asthma, you just can't let get you down".

Carey was born on November 20, 1998 weighing in at 6lbs and 11 oz and 21 inches long.  It is by the grace of God that he made into this world.  His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck three times causing him to choke himself as he position himself to make his grand entrance.

Carey's fight for survival began in the womb. He literally would push himself back out of the birth canal as he knew he could not breathe and was choking.  He has been a fighter ever since. Carey has been hospitalized 26 times, in intensive care 4 times and on respirator once. This is not including trips to the emergency room or doctor visits, and has endured 5 surgeries due to his medical conditions. Carey takes 7 medications daily to assist with managing his asthma. Carey is not only  a chronic severe asthmatic, he has severe food allergies which causes anaphylatic reactions. He also suffers from chronic rhinitis and ezcema as well. When Carey isn't hospitalized or very ill, he enjoys a normal childhood that is conducive for him. Yes he has his challenges, but as he will tell you, challenges you can overcome.

Doctors told me he would not live to be 10 years old.   A statement I refused to accept. Life for Carey has been  challenging. However his Faith in God has given him the motto that "just because you have asthma, you just can't let it get you down. Being the mother of a severe asthmatic, there are so many factors that we have to take into consideration just or Carey to have a somewhat normal childhood. We take breathing for granting. For Carey, it can be a monumental task. It is imperative that we fight for air. Please Join Carey and I and register for the walk or make a generous donation to the American Lung Association to support our FIGHT FOR AIR CAMPAIGN.

Carey's mission is that no child should have to struggle to breathe. Carey continues daily on his mission to fight for air. His plans for the future is to become and architect and own several restaurants to accommodate people with food allergies. He also wants to continue to educate people about lung diseases as he continues to Fight for Air. That is why I am walking in the Fight For Air Walk. Thank you for joining this important fight to support mothers of children with asthma everywhere.

Join us and participate in the Fight for Air Walk at the Embarcadero Marina in San Diego. If you can't walk with us, please make a tax-deductible donation to Carey's Fight for Air Walk effort by visiting Carey's Champions at

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