How I Won My Battle with Asthma

By Jake Cohn - Professional Skiier

I almost died at birth. For more than a month I was in intensive care before coming home to live in Telluride, Colorado. As a result of the high elevation in Telluride, I was on oxygen 24/7 for the first few years of my life. I spent my first three birthdays in the hospital due to asthma complications. National Jewish Health was a life saver because the doctors in Telluride were not asthma specialists; they were always reacting to my asthma issues rather than trying to prevent them. Read Jake's Story.


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