The combination of asthma and allergy is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. The aim of this article is to illuminate children’s experiences with allergies and asthma through their stories of everyday life. The study is grounded in a phenomenological philosophy of lifeworld and thus employs a qualitative design. The data were collected through qualitative in-depth interviews with four children, aged 9-12 years, with each child interviewed three times. A narrative analysis was conducted from the responses. Four stories, one from each child, were written and later analyzed as one narrative, representing the findings of the study. The main finding is that living with a disease may cause a child to fall out of normal life. This narrative contains three sub-narratives: everyday life with an intrusive disease, supporters in everyday life, and the hope to be included in normal life. Using a narrative analytical approach provided a cohesive story of the children’s experiences. In these narratives, the contexts of the children’s lives are prominent, yielding stories in which everyday life, the children’s lifeworld, emerges. These stories, in turn, offer healthcare professionals insight into the experiences of children living with chronic disease.

Keywords: children with allergy and asthma, everyday stories, narratives, phenomenology, qualitative design