Aug 23, 2017, Chicago Tribune: Edward summer camp helps kids with asthma and their parents breathe easier http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-edward-summer-camp-helps-kids-with-asthma-and-2017-08-23-story.html About 1 in 10 children has asthma, a chronic lung disease that irritates and narrows the airways. It can lead to missed days of school, limits on activities and even, in some cases, life-threatening episodes.... This line of thinking is what led to Camp Breathe Easy, a program that Edward Hospital runs each summer for 7- to 11-year-old kids with asthma. The 2017 Camp was held July 31 - Aug. 4 on the Edward campus in Naperville. The camp is funded by the Edward Foundation…. Says Vermeland, "This is the first year I've been involved in this program, but I am really passionate about asthma education. Next year, I hope to reach out not only to kids with asthma, but also to those at higher risk of the disease."