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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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  • Sarah A.

    As a Respiratory Therapist I spent many years promoting lung health, participating in the lung force walks, climb for air...

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  • Debby E.

    On August 8, 2015, we lost the pillar of our family, my mom. She passed away after a tough 14-month battle with Stage 4...

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  • Patricia C.

    Very recently, I went to the ER when my legs, feet, and belly swelled up like balloons. Because of this I was hospitalized...

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  • Pamela B.

    I was diagnosed in 2015 with breast cancer. I had surgery to remove tumor and also needed radiation after. I had smoked...

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  • Ugarala G.

    I walk on behalf of my brother Curtis Garland Jr. My brother was wrongfully convicted and housed in a Texas prison called...

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  • Maria S.

    May 2013 I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. I am being treated at Memorial Sloan...

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Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.


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