History of Just Breathe Miami

My name is Kori Ascher.  I am in my senior year of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowhsip at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and previously completed my Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In my short career I have already met so many good people with debilitating pulmonary diseases that inevitably consume their lives and lives of their loved ones.  Many of the medications or treatments prescribed are not free, cheap, or easy to tolerate.  I wanted to create an annual fundraiser to be dedicated to a different pulmonary disease each year.  In addition to the medical management we already provide, this is a way for us all to come together, connect with our patients, and share our support for those people significantly impacted by pulmonary disease...... those who struggle to just breathe.