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The Husband Of Laura Levis, Who Died Outside A Somerville Hospital, On Understanding The Impacts Of Asthma11:52
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Laura Levis, pictured at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass. (Courtesy of Peter DeMarco)
Laura Levis, pictured at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass. (Courtesy of Peter DeMarco)

We're in the middle of "Asthma Peak Week," the worst week of the year for asthma-related complications and one that many asthma sufferers might not even know about. Laura Levis was one of those people.

On Sept. 16, 2016, Levis suffered a particularly severe asthma attack, and when she walked to CHA Somerville Hospital, she found the door to the emergency room locked and called 911. Help, just on the other side of that door, didn't arrive in time.

She died a week later, at 34.

We speak with her husband on understanding the impacts of asthma.

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Peter DeMarco, Laura Levis' husband and founder of #Lift4Laura. His piece for WBUR's Cognoscenti is called "My Wife Died Of An Asthma Attack. If She'd Known About 'Peak Week,' She Might Have Survived." He tweets @peterdemarco.

This segment aired on September 18, 2019.

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