In March 2016, the first Asthma Research Award was dedicated in Ella’s memory at the prestigious John Price Respiratory Conference. The conference was attended by medics from the respiratory field from all over the world. It is accepted by the medics that not only was Ella’s asthma very severe indeed but that her condition was extremely rare (only in about 1-2 %) of cases.
All NHS Paediatric respiratory departments in the UK were contacted and invited to submit current research and to date 28 research projects into respiratory illnesses have been submitted. The prize money for the Award of £1250 was donated by Ella’s Foundation.