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Shared Stories

  • Martha W.

    My husband and I both have asthma. We live in a rural area (Ghent, NY) and we are surrounded by people who use indoor... Read more

  • Erica H.

    I am 30 years old and I have a chronic lung disease called Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP). I came down with... Read more

  • Allison M.

    This is a story about my mom and how it has impacted my life as well as her's. My mom grew up with asthma. She had to... Read more

  • Joe V.

    I turned 65 this year. I quit smoking 5 years ago on my 60th Birthday. But prior to that I smoked a pack a day for over... Read more

  • Maria R.

    There it was, a television commercial that caught my eye, a low dose CT scan for people that have a history of years of... Read more

  • Denise M.

    Initially, I read about the scan as part of a study at our local hospital. Through donations, the scan was free to me.... Read more

  • Nicole H.

    We lost our Mom back in February due to COPD. We are walking in her memory and to help others fight this horrible... Read more

  • Kelly E.

    On Easter of 2014 my life was forever changed with the announcement that my mom, my best friend and my greatest supporter,... Read more
  • Patricia H.

    I loved my Marlboro's and enjoyed smoking (yucky), but I knew that it was unhealthy. I was addicted and had smoked for... Read more
  • Sandra H.

    I have lost my grandfather, one uncle, one aunt, and have one aunt that survived lung cancer and now have another aunt... Read more
  • Katie C.

    In September of 2015, my mom, the kindest, silliest, most ridiculous person I had ever known, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Read more
  • Virginia G.

    After smoking for 55 years, I promised my twin granddaughters I'd quit smoking last year. I quit on my anniversary to... Read more
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