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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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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Teresa H.

    Teresa H.

    I became very ill in September of 2014. I got Pneumonia and after many tests I found out I had small cell lung cancer....

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  • Brandi S.

    My grandpa suffered from COPD in his later years of life. It was difficult watching as a child and going to the many...

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  • Kennydene T.

    How I was diagnosis with lung cancer was going into to the ER at Kapiolani Women and Children Hospital feeling sick,...

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  • Patricia Y.

    My name is Pat I am writing this story in behalf of my in-laws, who both suffered from smoke related illnesses, even...

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  • Hailey R.

    On November 1, 2017 my mom was diagnosed with stage 3A lung cancer. The very first thought that went through my mind was,...

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  • Le Ann F.

    I am both shocked and yet, I shouldn't be. I have stage 4 lung cancer. I am the third non-smoker in my family to have the...

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