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 Carrie

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My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in April 2009. She was a life-long non-smoker. So many people are not aware that a non-smoker can also be a victim to this terrible disease. My mom was a healthy, active person, and her diagnosis was shocking. When my mom was told the news, she looked right at the doctor and said, “There is nothing God can give me that I can’t handle.” There sat my dad and I, just in tears and shock. I could not believe my mom was still just as strong and positive as she always was. She continued to be strong and positive until the end. My mom fought hard during her battle and never gave up. She passed away in September 2009.