Share Your Story
Shantel VanSanten and her grandmother, who passed from lung cancer. Shantel honors her grandmother's memory by fighting for a world free of lung disease.
We all have a reason to fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Every day, we hear stories of why our community fights for a world free of lung disease. We want to hear yours. Tell us: who or what has inspired you?
We'll collect and share stories from our community to remind us of why we continue to fight for a world free of lung disease. Thank you in advance for sharing!
Step 1: Tell Us About Yourself
Share your story in two easy steps! First, please provide your name, email address and zip code by using one of your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Linking your social media account to your Lung.org account lets you use the same username and password to log in. The connection between the accounts is established in a secure manner by a third-party social network connection provider named Janrain. Neither your username or password is stored by Janrain. or you can complete a simple online form. Once you're logged in, Step 2 will be to share your story and an optional picture.
Already have a Lung.org account? Log in using your username and password.
Don't belong to a social network? Start by completing a quick online form.
American Lung Association is solely responsible for content. Stories are the point of view of the author and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.
By submitting your story, photo, video and/or other images, you grant American Lung Association permission to publish these materials in any manner the Lung Association deems appropriate. This includes, without limitation, online at Lung.org or other web domains operated by the Lung Association, through Lung Association-operated social media channels, in print materials and any other advertising, marketing or promotional materials. Your name, photographs, video, images and any language contained therein, may be used for public information without notification or compensation. You also agree that materials you submit may be used by the Lung Association for any purpose in perpetuity.
The American Lung Association reviews information provided prior to posting or using publicly, but will not necessarily verify the validity of submissions. By submitting materials, you agree to release the Lung Association, its affiliates and assigned others from any and all liability, claims or damages arising out of or relating to your submission.
Upon review, the Lung Association can and may, at their sole discretion, edit, reject, remove or disallow inclusion of any and all submissions.
Stories are typically published within 5-7 business days.
*Note: You must be 18 years old or older to submit a story.
Information provided in story submissions is not intended for use in self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. We encourage everyone to seek the guidance of a qualified medical expert if you feel that you, a family member or someone you know may be living with a medical condition described in story submissions, or may benefit from a therapeutic approach mentioned.