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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

  • Rachael M.

    My name is Rachael. I define myself by being a strong mother, wife, military service member and career woman. I was a...

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  • Carol Taylor

    Carol T.

    My name is Carol Taylor. In October 1979 my dad lost his battle with lung cancer. As a young woman, I was in a place in my...

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  • Kim O.

    My story began in March of 2016. Durning routine physical, suspicion led to an immediate mammogram, ultrasound and a...

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  • Joy P.

    I live with a chronic lung disease called asthma. I have been an asthmatic my entire life but asthma does not define me;...

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  • Helene D.

    My friend Gayle was a strong, energetic, in control woman who didn't take nonsense from anyone and was struck by lung...

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  • Maria L.

    I am a 49 years old and a two time breast cancer survivor. In April 2017 my pet scan revealed a nodule in my left upper lobe.

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Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.

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