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

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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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  • Joye Lee M.

    My name is Joye Lee McNelis. I am 55 years old, a Christian, wife, mother of two, and a YaYa to Emma Grace, my little...

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