Mia Payok is just like many other 7-year-olds, except sometimes she struggles to breathe. Mia has asthma.
“It’s kind of scary,” Mia says.
For the past few years, Mia’s mother, Nadja Payok, has worked with doctors to determine what’s behind the breathing problems. The CDC reports nearly 7 million children have asthma in the U.S.