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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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  • Chris S.

    I have lost my grandfather, uncle and within the last year my father to lung cancer.

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  • Alexis D.

    I was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer in July, 2014, just two months after my 64th birthday. My...

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  • Kristi S.

    In 1996, I was preparing to graduate from respiratory therapy school. My Grandpa had been admitted to the hospital with...

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  • Brian H.

    I started smoking when I was a child. By the time I was 35 years old and in the military, I had COPD, Asthma and Heart...

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  • Lynn S.

    Small cell lung cancer isn't always what you think it is. Some afternoons, a mom feels the hand of a neurosurgeon on her...

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  • Jaymie Bowles

    Jaymie B.

    On December 20th, 2018 I found out I have Stage 4 Lung Cancer. I spent the week prior to that in the hospital having 2.5...

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