“If Shammara Norris could have her way, she'd drive a mobile clinic around Texas and treat every asthma sufferer, adults and children. It's her heart's desire, "to educate, empower and transform asthmatics to prevail over this serious disease."
--from Rolling Out Magazine, November, 10, 2013
2.1 MILLION ASTHMATICS
When national percentages are applied, close to 2.1 million of 26.1 million Texans are diagnosed as asthmatics. Medical expenses related to asthma exceed $4.0 billion at $155 per capita. A CDC survey showed that 93% of respondents never received a course on how to manage their asthma. That equates to 1.9 million Texans..
Shammara Norris has served as Executive Director and President of Asthma Chasers/Positive Breathing Organization since its inception in 2011. Under her leadership, the organization has administered over $4.4 million in asthma treatments and provided education to approximately 3,000 adults, children, and health care professionals. Read more...