Results for - Permission to Breathe

1,518 voters participated in this survey

Emma Gonzales, a 9-year-old from Utah, experienced extreme coughing one weekend which landed her in the ER. She was giving an inhaler due to the trouble she had breathing during these coughing fits. On the following Monday she had another coughing fit at school. When she pulled out her inhaler, her teacher immediately took her to the office, where her inhaler was taken away from her. The staff said that because her name was not on it and her parents hadn't filled out the proper paperwork, they could not let her have the medication.

1. Are you familiar with this news story?

Yes
9%
133 votes
No
84%
1,278 votes
Not Applicable
7%
107 votes

2. Do you think the school was right?

Yes, they have to follow the same protocol for everyone.
11%
167 votes
No, the child clearly was in need. She could have died!
57%
872 votes
I'm not sure.
18%
270 votes
n/a
13%
195 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
14 votes

3. Most people recognize that the schools have these rules for safety reasons. But Emma ended up coughing so hard that she threw up on herself. Do you think the staff should have made an exception in this case?

Yes
64%
972 votes
No
9%
134 votes
Undecided
16%
239 votes
Not Applicable
11%
173 votes

4. Has your child ever been denied medication because you hadn't taken the proper steps for it to be allowed at school?

Yes
6%
86 votes
No
43%
646 votes
Undecided
6%
90 votes
Not Applicable
46%
696 votes
10/12/2015 Health & Fitness 1518 44 By: MamaV1776

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