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Why We Fight…

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for lung health. Read about their personal experiences with lung disease, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

Share Your Voice

  • Sandi J.

    I began smoking when I was 16. It turned into a two pack-a-day habit I had for 30 years. I tried many times to quit, with...

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  • Tricia L.

    Growing up I was never very athletic and got out of breath easily. As a cheerleader, I always struggled. Once in high...

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  • Jane S

    Jane S.

    I didn't even feel sick. All I had was a cough--a cough that just wouldn't go away. Because I had never smoked no one...

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  • Shelly_L2

    Shelley L.

    After six months of testing in search of a diagnosis, I had thorascopic lung surgery on March 3, 2013 and was diagnosed...

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  • Suzana B.

    My father one day in September had swollen fingers and feet and felt ok. He went to a cardiologist and pulmologist. They...

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  • Stephanie E.

    Three years ago, when I was 45 years old, I was diagnosed with ALK1+ lung cancer. For three months my doctors tried to...

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