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Diana H

I lost my mom in 2007 to lung cancer at the age of 63. One year later, I lost my sister. She was 45 years old and had lung cancer. She left behind three teenage children and three months later they lost their father in an accident. I was taking on raising her three children in addition to my three children when I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer at the age of 49. This has been a devastating time and diagnosis and now I'm fighting so I will be here to see my children and my sister's children make it through their ups and downs.

I wish that attention had been brought to this disease a long time ago for the generations to come. All of my children and my sister's children are at a higher risk of getting this cancer and they are not smokers and if they were, their lives matter just like some one that has breast cancer, ovarian cancer and all the other cancers that are hereditary. Please, please keep up the great work. Right now I'm in remission and I'm thankful every day. I would love to be here to see the breakthroughs but I'm not sure I will. I'm trying to help by being in a lung cancer study. I will do whatever I can to get the word out.

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