Mom battles pollution so kids can breathe better

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Posted: June 20, 2014

The Winchester Star

Coleman lives in the city with Shaquira, her youngest child, who has a heart condition that has required three surgeries. Coleman said air pollution restrictions are essential in the fight against asthma and other lung issues.
Shaquira Coleman, 4, walks with her mother, Dian, in Winchester on Thursday. Coleman wrote President Obama about air pollution and her family history of lung issues. Three of Coleman’s children have asthma.

WINCHESTER — As a mother of six, you’d think Dian Coleman would be the one struggling to catch her breath. You’d be wrong — it’s her kids, three of whom have asthma.

Coleman’s mother, sister and…

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