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LUNG FORCE Heroes

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 cancer, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

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  • Paul M.

    I am 78 years old and I was a smoker for about 40+ years. I quit smoking 21 years ago. I have routine CT scans and a...

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  • Patrice A.

    Small cell lung cancer stole my mom; my person. She had the greatest laugh and a remarkable way of making people feel good.

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  • Renee V.

    My life has been impacted by several lung diseases. First, my youngest son, Nathan, suffers from asthma that is brought on...

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  • Ellen S.

    I am a retired oncology nurse by profession. I can not count the times I have witnessed the devastation a cancer diagnosis...

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  • Douglas C.

    I participated in the 2016 Fight For Air Climb – Hartford on Saturday April 23 as a firefighter. Our team finished as the...

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  • Denise H.

    July 2016 I got a low-dose CT scan as a long time smoker when I found out it was available through my health insurance at...

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