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Research and Education into Childhood Asthma

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The life of Ella Roberta: a funny, busy, clever, curious, sporty and musical child

Ella was born in Lewisham Hospital and was a healthy, young girl until just before her 7th birthday she began to develop, what was later confirmed at her inquest, rare and life threatening asthma.

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation was set up in Ella’s memory as a way of remembering her life, her passions and learning lessons from her sudden death due to very severe and rare asthma

The Stats

With an estimated 40 million people living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution in the UK, it is no wonder that “the rate of asthma deaths in the UK has increased by more than 20% in five years”. (Asthma UK)

“estimated number of children suffering from asthma in London”

mayor of london 2019

“Amount of money NHS spends on treating and caring for people with asthma in one year”

asthma uk

“number of deaths globally every year as a result of air pollution”

World Health organisation

Our Latest Quotes in the News

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IN THE PRESS

“Awareness is key, and so is education – I would say that, as I am a teacher. We should be told more about monitoring air pollution. We have a right to know. So many children are at risk – we believe that the deaths of 16 children in the past 18 months are linked to air pollution.”

‘We can’t afford to stand by and do nothing’

The Guardian

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“I felt her death like a physical pain.” Now, she [Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah, Ella’s Mother] wonders how many other children London’s dirty air has killed since her own loss.

The Mother Who Wants to Put Air Pollution on Her Daughter’s Death Certificate

NY Times

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“This is the latest step in finding out if it was air pollution that snatched my beautiful and bubbly daughter away from me.

“While nothing will bring her back, I hope a new inquest will give me the answers I need.”

Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest plea lodged

BBC News

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Our Team

Our Team is responsible for ensuring Ella’s legacy.

Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah

Founder

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Regina Mambu-Small

Trustee

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Ann Potter

Trustee

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Our Latest News

Second Inquest Granted

Following the ruling to quash the inquest of Ella Kissi-Debrah and grant a new one Ella’s mother Rosamund released this statement: “I am absolutely delighted by today’s ruling and look forward to finally getting the truth about Ella’s death.

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Attorney General Moves to Quash Inquest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

The Attorney General has moved to quash the inquest of a nine-year-old girl whose deathmay be linked to illegal levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived by the congested South[…]

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