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Dr. Reneé Matthews pens book to help parents and children understand asthma

Dr. Reneé Matthews pens book to help parents and children understand asthma
Dr. Reneé Matthews (Photo courtesy of Austin Julian Davis)

Dr. Reneé Matthews knows all too well the impact of asthma. As a child, Dr. Matthews suffered from severe asthma attacks.


Today, Matthews, who currently lives in Chicago, wants everyone to live the life they deserve. Her mission is to talk about health and wellness, not just to her patients but to everyone. Besides supplying information to the media regarding health, Dr. Matthews penned her first book Mommy, I Can’t Breathe. to help parents and children to better understand asthma. Rolling out caught up with Dr. Matthews to talk about her new book.


What inspired you to write Mommy, I Can’t Breathe?
I was inspired to write this book because despite having severe food allergies to many foods and severe asthma, I have lived a very fulfilling life. I wanted to help others know they can do the same.

What is the story behind the title?
The story behind the title is that my asthma attacks often happened at night and I would go in my parents room and wake them up saying ‘Mommy, I can’t breathe.’


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