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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jill VanElst

    Our team C2 walks for two special boys. Two of our three sons have asthma. Caleb is 4 1/2 and Cameron 2. We cannot honestly remember a time that Caleb has not wheezed. He basically was born with rasping breathing. » More

  • Dave Volz

    Why Do I Care? I get some kidding about my involvement with the Asthma Walk. Friends will assume it may be about keeping peace at home. » More

  • Robin Westrick

    Hello, My name is Robin Westrick and I ride for a reason. Four years ago this month, My Beloved Aunt, who I called affectionatly "Ankle Dot" died from complications due to Lung Cancer. » More

  • Marcia Yager Yager

    My name is Marcia Yager and I've been climbing stairs for over 20 years. It all started at the university of cincinnati in 1974. » More

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