In memory of Brock Burkett

By Peter Burkett

I’m raising funds in memory of Brock for Asthma Australia

Dear Family and Friends,

I am sharing this in memory page with you, in memory of my son Brock who died at just 27 years of age from a severe asthma attack. I want to celebrate their life, and honour their memory, by supporting the work of Asthma Australia. 

Please make a donation in memory by using the 'Donate' button. 

If you would like to make a regular monthly gift - please use this link and make your gift in memory of Brock Burkett.

Sadly, more than 400 people die from asthma every year. I want a future where no lives are lost to asthma.


I had been sitting at the dinner table when Brock told his girlfriend Eva he needed his reliever. His airway basically shut down and he couldn't breathe. He was revived by a doctor but declared dead when the family arrived in Germany a few days later.

Unfortunately in Brock's case, there was probably nothing that could have saved him. It was like a lightning bold, it was unlucky, but people should be aware that asthma can be fatal. A lot of people don't realise you can die from asthma. 

Brock had a mild form of asthma and never had a serious attack before. He had his puffer, played sport, did everything as normal and just used his puffer when he needed to.

Your gift in memory will support ground-breaking research, provide evidence-based services and programs, and deliver education and training to help the 2.7 million Australians living with asthma live freely. 

Thank you for your generous donation in memory.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.