At the age of 14, I was swinging on a vine out over a 25-foot cliff. The vine broke and I fell, landing on my back on the rocky ground below. Within a few days, I started getting shortness of breath and felt very congested. After two weeks, I had my first full-blown asthma attack. It scared me to not be able to breathe. I thought I was going to die. My parents were also alarmed and took me to a medical doctor, thinking that was the best or only choice. Not so, as you will find out.