“My name is Rosa, I am from Mexico and have lived in this country for many years. I have two kids who were diagnosed with asthma. We currently rent an apartment in Staten Island. My family consists of 5 people. English is not my first language which is hard for me to understand. I try to practice my English at home so I can also try to understand the doctor when they give me information about my child’s health.
When I went to my kid’s doctor he recommended a program that can help me understand my children’s asthma much better.
Before Maritza came to my home my kids were taking the medication incorrectly. I knew what medication to give them but didn’t know what the medications were for: What was a control medication and what was a quick relief medication? When Maritza came in, she demonstrated how to use the medication and explained what each medication does when my kids take it. Now I feel confident with my kids’ medication and how they should be using it.”