Ryan Gibbons was an energetic 12-year-old boy with chronic asthma. On October 9, 2012, he suffered from an asthma attack at school and tragically died before he could access his rescue inhaler. Disturbingly, as per school policy, Ryan’s rescue inhaler was locked in the principal’s office, and many of his inhalers he previously brought from home had been confiscated. This is just one of many examples where misunderstanding about the severity of asthma, combined with the lack of knowledge surrounding the necessity of readily accessible asthma medications, can lead to a child’s very preventable death. Read the full story.