At 3 months, Isaac Mochizuki was diagnosed with asthma. When Isaac turned 5, this diagnosis changed to Life Threatening Asthma. This was after several hospital visits that required intubations. Between 3 months and 5 years, Isaac was averaging at least 5 days in the hospital per month. Isaac was told he would not live past 13. From 5 to 14 years old, hospitalizations remained the same but the severity increased. Isaac was then told he would not live to see 18. From 14 to 17, Isaac continued struggling with his asthma but hospitalizations decreased. Between 5 and 12, Belleview determined he would be held back twice in grade advancement because of the excessive absences and poor academic performance. Grades, attendance, emotional and social development were all factors in determining Isaac’s being held back. Isaac’s asthma is triggered by allergies. These allergies are mostly caused by pollens and foods. Sudden weather changes can trigger his asthma also. Unfortunately pollen allergies and weather changes occur during the spring and fall, and these are the times Isaac had many of his hospital stays, rendering it difficult to be a normal student during the beginning and end of school years. Throughout this time period, Isaac had flat lined (literally died) multiple times, but was always able to be resuscitated. Fall 2012 – Belleview started a football program. Isaac wanted to play. He was a junior. For his own safety, Belleview could not allow him to play. He went through several exams and tests by both his pulmonologist and pediatrician before it was determined he would be allowed to tryout for football. His doctor said he was not supposed to be alive at this point anyway, and that football would not do him any more harm than what he had already been through. He participated the entire season. He had one asthma episode during the entire season. He also participated on the JV basketball time last season without an asthma episode. Isaac’s athletic participation has improved all his pulmonary functions that exceed his previous best performance. His general health has improved and he has lost over 30 pounds because of the exercise he receives because of his participation in sport. Last year since Isaac began participating sports, there has been one episode of his asthma. In most cases, there would be several days of recovery from his asthma, but because of his physical condition, Isaac missed 2 days of school and one football game. The next week he was released by his doctors and completed the season without incident. Isaac’s participation in high school sports has benefitted him physically, socially, and emotionally. This year, a senior, Isaac started on the offensive and defensive line, never missed a game, and was never hospitalized. The basketball team is in dire need of new equipment. Isaac plans to play basketball his senior year! He gives thanks to His Lord and Savior for prolonging his life and for allowing his story to inspire others like him!