Results for - Permission to Breathe
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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?
2. Do you think the school was right?
Yes, they have to follow the same protocol for everyone.
No, the child clearly was in need. She could have died!
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?
4. Has your child ever been denied medication because you hadn't taken the proper steps for it to be allowed at school?
10/12/2015 Health & Fitness