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12-YO Boy Dies Of Asthma Attack After School Locked Up His Life-Saving Asthma Inhaler
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12-YO Boy Dies Of Asthma Attack After School Locked Up His Life-Saving Asthma Inhaler

A school policy decided the fate of young Ryan. The absence of an asthma inhaler took the life of the young boy. His determined mother decided to fight for all the kids who could undergo a similar fate like her child.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 6, 2022. It has since been updated.

Sometimes the policies and decisions that may seem harmless can be the cause of a mishap. A young boy lost his life on the school campus as he could not get his asthma inhaler just because the school authorities had kept it locked. The school's mistake cost the child his life and also immeasurable grief to his parents who loved him dearly. According to Newsner, 12-year-old Ryan Gibbons from Ontario died on his school campus after having a major asthma attack. The child who could not get to the inhaler locked in the office blanked out and passed away.

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On October 9, 2012, Ryan the enthusiastic schoolboy was all ready to for a usual day at school. Little did his parents know that it was going to be their last day with their beloved child. Ryan who loved outdoor sports was busy playing soccer with his friends. Suddenly the 12-year-old suffered an asthma attack and was unable to breathe or walk. The kid who started feeling unwell told his friends and started panicking. His concerned friends suddenly took to action. "So as he was going to the office to get his inhaler, he kind of was having a hard time and had to be carried into the office, and by the time he got there he had blacked out," said Sandra Gibbons to CBC News, the mother of the young boy.