When I was 7, I remember my cousin stopping in the middle of games of football, pulling a red L-shaped thing out of his pocket, and taking a puff out of it. For some reason, I never questioned it. It wasn’t until we were older and he went to the emergency room several times, that I realized how serious this “Asthma” thing was. I was shocked to find out that Asthma is the leading chronic illness among youth in the country and the third leading cause of hospitalization of children under the age of 15. Among Americans with Asthma, minority children are affected the most, with African-American and Puerto Rican children six times more likely as White children to die from an Asthma attack. Why is this?