Shared Air Quality Stories | American Lung Association

Shared Air Quality Stories
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We all have a reason to fight for clean air. Check out some personal stories below that highlight the need for healthy, safe air.

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  • Clay W., TX

    I was born in 1959. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 17. Both of my grandfathers died of cancer the year after I... Read more

  • Julia L., CA

    Our daughter was first hospitalized with RSV at 4-weeks-old. Now 10 years later, she is suffering from serious health... Read more
  • Dianne C., MN

    I left my home in Dane County Wisconsin due to breathing difficulties. Not being able to breathe is a scary feeling and... Read more

  • Pat A., NM

    I have had a deep cough for about 3 to 4 years. A CT scan shows nothing except concha bullosa, but nothing that requires... Read more
  • Linda R., SC

    I have had asthma for over 34 years and developed heart disease 4 years ago. Outside air quality affects my ability to... Read more
  • Debra M., UT

    Last year, I had the last two of SEVEN heart procedures. I am a diabetic, and I believe the bad air quality creates... Read more

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