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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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  • LaKesha J.

    My name is La’Kesha Johnson, and I am a survivor, fighter and mother. While having a chest CT Scan administered for a...

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  • Sara G.

    My mother, Raelene, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in April 2010. Before her diagnosis, experience shortness of...

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  • Margaret P.

    I started smoking as a teen. That was fifty-seven years ago. I KNEW that I had COPD after many X-rays over the years. I...

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  • Stephen T.

    My name is Steve Tong a native and long term resident of Louisville. Kentucky. In the latter part of 2014, my mother Betty...

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  • Eileen C.

    In December 2004, at the age of 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The tumor was found as the result of an ultrasound.

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  • Tina C.

    I'm Tina Castello, thank you so much for allowing me to share my story.

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