Shared Stories

We all have a reason to fight for clean air. Check out some personal stories below that highlight the need for healthy, safe air, and click here to submit your own.

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I want clean air, because I try to make bicycling my primary form of transportation. I hate to think that I am taking unhealthy molecules and particulates deep into my lungs, making something that should be good for me, bad for me. I wish more people would get out of their cars, and we could have less ozone and diesel particulates. Read more...
I want to fight for healthier air, because my son has asthma. I hate to see him when he gets sick, and we have to rush him to the hospital. Read more...
I want to fight for clean air because I want to live a healthy life. I don't want to breathe in air pollutants. I want to protect the ozone layer. I want the great outdoors to be protected so future generations can enjoy being outside with one another. Read more...
Both my wife and I have asthma. Mine is low level, but my wife has had a miserable month with bad coughing spells. Read more...
I have a compromised immune system, so of course, I want the air I breathe to be clean. I really enjoy going for walks, but every year I notice that I experience more breathing problems. Read more...
We are living in a world with increasing levels of toxicity in the very air that we breathe, and yet we still have people who are denying that scientific fact. We need to reduce the CO2 as well as all toxic emissions in our atmosphere. Read more...
Imagine how helpless you would feel if you had to watch your child struggle to stay afloat in the deep end of a swimming pool knowing you couldn’t jump in to save him. That is how I felt every time one of my three children struggled to breathe during an asthma attack. Read more...
I have severe allergies, and I live in a place that is highly polluted. It was not until I started traveling for work and vacations in the Southwest that I realized my allergies were better—less headaches, sinus infections, and fewer aches and pains from medications. Read more...
Two years ago my life changed. It all started with a disease called histoplasmosis. It attacked my left lung, and I lost all of it. Read more...
I have COPD and have lived in Valparaiso my entire working life. I now find that the air we breathe in this area is unhealthy. If I find a place with cleaner air and relocated, would it help me breathe better or live longer? I am looking but finding no definitive answers. Read more...
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