Whilst I was typing about someone who has been an absolute rock to me despite having her own problems I thought about the awards that the CF trust do. Is there anything similar for asthma I know there is gala dinner should AUK think about incorporating some element of awards too, I can easily name several people without whose humour, care, kindess and selflessness have helped me through some tough moments, what about those who tirelessly work to raise money for AUK, and the healthcare professionals they may be paid for what they do but you can't put a price on a shoulder to cry, a sympathetic ear on or a squeeze from a reassuring hand when things are hard. When I was going through my bowel problem I had real problems with the gastro Drs I was used to talking things through with my consultant making choices that we were both happy with and having things properly explained. I had to explain to them that is what I am used to, credit to them for the most part they did their best and my gastro consultant now is very good and I have a good relationship with him - there is nothing like a discussion on poo for breaking down the barriers. Anyway I digress (as always) are their any asthma awards and if not why not!