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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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  • Cindy G.

    In October, 2006, I was leaving the office at 7 o'clock at night and I got a phone call from my brother. I was quite...

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  • Kimberly L.

    My ENT saved my life. My Hero. I woke up one morning with pain unlike any I have ever felt before. A trip to my primary...

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  • Erin O.

    It wore down her body. It exhausted her strength. And I know it took her life. But cancer couldn’t dim her smile. And what...

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  • Michele B.

    I was diagnosed with NSCLC, Squamos, Stage 1B in October of 2017. You cant attach the word fortunate to the biggest cancer...

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  • Jo Ann J.

    I quit smoking after many decades on October 2, 2017, cold turkey. Woke up that morning, made a cup of coffee and lit one...

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  • Melinda M.

    I am 55 years old and quit smoking over 11 years ago, but was worried about lung cancer. As soon as I heard about the low...

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