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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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  • Milagros R.

    I just lost my only sister of 51 years old. After the hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico my sister wasn't feeling well. Since...

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  • Dineen C.

    Our story began in July when our feisty mother became out of breath while babysitting her youngest grandchild. Mom made a...

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  • Maria D.

    I wish that my mother was here to tell her own story, but because of asthma, that can't happen. Instead, I will tell it...

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  • Noreen P.

    I am here today on a whim. I'll never forget it, it was a simple question I ask my doctor, and a simple response that...

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  • Shawna Z.

    My mother was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer 2.5 years ago! She immediately started chemo and radiation. After her six...

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  • Judy H.

    I had an uncle who died from lung cancer and a sister who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008. I had been a pack a day...

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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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