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.
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...Read more
I'm a 32-year-old mother of a 12-year-old girl, student, disabled, handicap, ex-CNA, caring, loving person, would give my...Read more
In October of 2014, I went to the doctor for a cough that wouldn't go away and for sciatica pain in my right hip. My...Read more
In the summer of 2013, after a courageous three-year struggle, I lost my younger sister to lung cancer. She was a...Read more
My primary physician told me about the screening (which I'd never heard of) due to my smoking history. She suggested I...Read more
In 2014, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. I took to finding a way I could deal with this news.Read more
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