Janie M., IN | American Lung Association

Location Select your location

Janie M., IN

My husband is a disabled veteran. He was exposed to burn pits while in Afghanistan, as well as being run over by a 4-ton truck. He is only 30-years-old, but is in such poor health that the Air Force medically retired him.

I fight for clean air because sitting behind any vehicle in traffic, gives my husband a hard time. I fight for clean air, because just walking past a smoker sends my husband into an asthma attack. I fight for clean air, because I want my husband to walk our daughter down the isle when she gets married. She just turned one.

Is it too much to ask for clean air, because I fear my husband won't live long enough to see our grandchildren? He fought for his country and didn't pay the ultimate sacrifice, but he gave his life for it in another way.

Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.