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Hanna

Hanna

Name: Hanna Asquith
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Leeds
Campaign: To show those who suffer severe reactions that there is hope

For some people, it’s an allergy to nuts or bee stings that causes them to go into anaphylactic shock.

When I have an attack, I have anaphylactic-like symptoms, but the doctors don’t really know why it happens.


My throat and tongue swell up and I can’t breathe.


It started when I was about 14 and it kept on happening every week.


The worst time was around two years ago, when I ended up in intensive care in an induced coma.


I’m now using my experiences to show people with similar conditions that they’re not alone.


I hope my Fixers campaign will help others like myself realise they can live normal lives.

Affinity Sutton
Affinity Sutton, one of the largest housing associations in England, is backing my campaign.

With over 57,000 homes and a 100-year history, the charitable organisation is working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people across the country address the issues they want to fix.


St James's University Hospital

Consultant Immunologist, Dr Sinisa Savic, supports my Fix. He was interviewed to appear in my broadcast film.

 

Donna Asquith

My mum, Donna, also agreed to feature in the TV item.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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