Why I Walk, Ride and Climb

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  • Kristi McCormick

    I walk because I have had asthma since I was 3 years old and I'm now 38. I have always struggled with it and have been to the hospital many times. » More

  • Carol Milby

    We walk for Jonathon. He is 10 years old and has been fighting Asthma throughout his whole life. He usually misses anywhere from 9 to 18 days of school each year due to Asthma and breathing difficulties. » More

  • Toi Norfleet Taureen

    My name is Toi Norfleet and this is my precious angel Taurean Norfleet. He is the reason why I'm walking in the 2009 Columbus Asthma Walk. » More

  • Davita Parks, CPT SPN

    Staying Active Saved My Life- In high school, I experienced a major setback that would unknowingly change the course of my life. I was away at a cheerleading event when I began having chest pains and trouble breathing. What I later found out was that I had been misdiagnosed with bronchitis, when I actually suffered from asthma. » More

  • Kim Prater

    I walk for many reasons. First I walk for myself because I have had asthma my entire life. I am lucky to be alive from a severe allergic reaction when I was three. » More

  • Susan Ritter Megan

    How would I describe my daughter Megan - beautiful, caring, fun loving, a spitfire, a prankster, head strong, stubborn, defiant, free willed and much loved. Megan lost her life on 12/18/04 at the age of 21 from a severe asthma attack. » More

  • Maggie Robinson Maggie Robinson

    I am engaged with the American Lung Association to help society become more aware of lung disease! Lung disease affects so many people -- especially in my family. » More

  • Elizabeth Rzendzian
    Degreed & ACE Certified Personal Trainer

    First I climbed because I wanted to support a cause that I respected and I wanted to participate in a fitness activity that was different. By the 3rd climb I climbed for my Aunt Diane who was diagnosed with Lung Cancer and she fought good and hard for a year and a half. » More

  • Elaine Schlageter Schlageter

    I have asthma. My daughter’s were diagnosed with asthma when they were 1 & 2. It was a very harsh reality that I had passed this on to them. My son was born in 2006 and spent 4 days in the NICU with “fluid on his lungs.” » More

  • Carolyn Scott Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott was the best husband & father a family could ask for. Jeff was a 53 yr young, very healthy man……who was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in May 08. Jeff did not smoke, and was a very active hard working man. » More

  • Sherry Shaffer

    In the middle of February, I started having a continual cough, and after two weeks the cough turned into a chest infection. Having had chest infections often due to being asthmatic, I didn't think too much of it but did see medical help. The medicines I took (including the steroid prednisone) helped, but not enough. » More

  • Demetra Shaw

    My mom died due to an asthma attack. My child has asthma. My brother is a struggling survivor of asthma. I walk in memory of my beloved mother and friend. I walk for every person who suffers with lung problems. I walk for a cure, someday… this is my story. » More

  • Nikki Snell

    My story begins in late April 2008. My mother, Nancy Stutler, had been having tremendous pain in her shoulder and back. This lead to get an x-ray where the found several 'spots' on her lung. Everything quickly became serious. She got a biopsy of her liver on April 30, 2008. After a PET scan revealed more suspicious areas the Doctor confirmed that she had Stage 4 Small Call Lung Cancer on May 8,2008. » More

  • Bill and Renee Spencer Bill and Son

    Why do we walk? Renee and I are the proud parents of two children, Rachel 4 years old and John 3 years old. They are great kids and full of life. We want them to explore, experience, and try as many things as they can and never be held back by anything. » More

  • Ivy Spohn

    My Name is Ivy Spohn. I walk because I have asthma and asthma runs in my family. » More

  • Heidi Stenger

    The reason I ride in the ALA bike to Shakertown is for My mom and me. My mom has asthma and asthma related COPD. » More

  • Robby Taylor

    I participate in supporting the American Lung Association so in a small way I can support my father. He was a coal miner in the Harlan Co. Coal mines for 26 years. » More

  • Crystal Taylor

    I had very severe asthma, allergies, and hay fever as a child. I recall summers in the house in front of the air conditioning, trying to catch my breath. In the winter I had to bundle up so that I didn't breathe in the cold air, which also triggered asthma attacks. » More

  • Cynthia Teegarden Teegarden

    Climbing Detroit for Lung Cancer AGAIN!! As most of you know my mom, Diane Andrews was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2007. » More

  • Stephaine Turner

    There are a few reasons that I am taking this challange. The first reason is that I have suffered from asthma ever since i could remember. » More

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