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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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  • Russell W.

    At the age of 10 I was diagnosed with asthma. At 36 I had a stroke. The paramedics came and visited me in hospital after I...

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  • Carla G.

    In January, 2014, I decided to have a scan, as my children's father was dying of lung cancer and I was an ex-smoker, for...

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  • Marlena T.

    My mother suffered from COPD for the past 16 years. It slowly stole her independence. First, she got winded walking long...

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  • Cindy W.

    I am 59 years old and a lung cancer survivor. First, a little history. I started smoking cigarettes as a teenager at the...

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  • Kendra P.

    Starting smoking young, I was never a heavy smoker due to budget. I then was fortunate to gain employment with a major...

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  • Catherine W.

    If you are looking for a happy ending...do not read this story about my hero, my daughter, Tiffany.

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