Kate Hancock says YOU can make a difference...


Friends and Family:                                                                                    May 2009

The Hancock Family will be walking to support the American Lung Association’s Healthy Air Walk-A-Thon on May 16, 2009. Our son, Ryan was born with Asthma and has been a very tough kid while managing all the breathing treatments, inhalers and uncomfortable affects asthma management can have on an active young athlete like Ryan. Asthma is a very scary disease to live with. Ryan knows at any moment he can be stuck with no air and in the middle of a life or death emergency.

At the ripe old age of 10 Ryan has lived through the transitions of using a nebulizer on a daily basis when he was a baby, to fast acting inhalers and maintenance medicines to manage his disease. Ryan will do anything it takes to keep his breathing the best it can be. He has a great doctor that follows his sports activities to be sure he is using the right medication at the right dose at all times. If you have ever been around someone that was fighting to breathe, you know why our family will be out there walking to support this great cause. Although Ryan has only had a handful of actual ‘asthma attacks’ it is an all too frightening reminder for all of us how quickly asthma can spin out of control.

Any support you can provide is much appreciated as our greatest hope is one day to find an actual cure for Asthma so all those affected with this disease can breathe a little easier.

You may make a donation online at:


Click on ‘Join the Asthma Walk’

Click on California

Click on Sacramento - 5/16/09

Click Sacramento May 16th

Click on Sponsor a walker

Search under the name Ryan Hancock for ‘Ryan‘s Champions’


Or, you can mail a donation to the Hancock home at:


9637 Flame Tokay Way

Elk Grove, Ca. 95624


Thank you in advance for your support!

The Hancock Family


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