Tyler Hupp has struggled with asthma his entire life.
A source close to Hupp told Dearly in a written response that he was diagnosed with asthma when he was a baby.
The Kentucky father of one has always relied on special breathing treatments, but his medical care grew too expensive, and he didn’t have proper insurance to cover it.Source
Hupp’s asthma continued to worsen over the years until his health came to a calamitous halt.
As the source explained, Hupp’s mother heard him cry out for help one night while the family was sleeping. He was having an asthma attack.
He was rushed to the hospital but suffered a severe complication on the way: a heart attack.
He was just 25.
In 2014, the American Heart Association reported that researchers found a link between patients with asthma who required daily medication and an increase in the risk for heart attack.
Men and women with an average age of 62 who required daily treatment were 60 percent more likely to have a “cardiovascular event,” such as a heart attack or stroke, during a 10-year follow-up than people without asthma.
In another study of older adults, the risk of having a heart attack related to asthma increased by 70 percent.
Sadly, the young man’s age did not preclude him from the grim turn of events.GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page explained that Hupp was placed on life support and that he wasn’t responding well to family and even suffered a seizure. The page asked:
“Please pray for Tyler and his family in these difficult times.”
The source revealed to Dearly that doctors told loved ones they should let go of any hope that the young man would make it.Source
The source said:
“They kept saying they [loved ones] shouldn’t have faith he would make it…”
But a picture a family member took of Hupp lying in the hospital suggested otherwise: “It looks like an angel watching over him,” the source told Dearly.Source
His family refused to give up and spent every day with Hupp in the hospital. The source told Dearly:
“We all just prayed our hearts out and they were there every single day with him.”
After nearly two weeks in a medically induced coma in intensive care, he pulled through.
“…it was a miracle he did.”
After undergoing rehabilitation for a month, Hupp is now back home with his family. Due to the trauma resulting from his heart attack, he lost his vision and now attends a school for the blind.
He must also relearn how to walk and talk.Source
It costs the average person $3,300 annually to deal with the medical expenses, missed school days, work days, and early death, that is associated with asthma.
As the source told Dearly, awareness needs to be raised about the importance of people who suffer from asthma to seek treatment and to have insurance.
As Hupp and his family might say, and to never lose faith, either.Source