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Take your breath away: Dancer shares asthma attack experience

Lydia Walker takes a puff of her inhaler.

By Caroline Purtle, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas

January 27, 2014

Inhale, exhale. Senior Lydia Walker, smiling, gritting her teeth, stands at ease on the football field sidelines. The sequins cascade her neckline, a crowd pleaser, but what the crowd doesn’t see is her lungs and heart struggling beneath. Walker is a proud Texas HighStepper. She kicks, splits, turns, dashes a...