LUNG FORCE Heroes: Why We Fight

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for healthier lungs. Read about their personal experiences with lung disease, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

  • Jane S.

    I didn't even feel sick. All I had was a cough--a cough that just wouldn't go away. Because I had never smoked no one suspected lung cancer...
  • Shelley L.

    After six months of testing in search of a diagnosis, I had thorascopic lung surgery on March 3, 2013 and was diagnosed with Stage 4 NSCLC...
  • Sarah N.

    When you hear the word cancer it tends to make time stand still; for my family time stopped in 2013. The inspiration and driving force...
  • Stephen M.

    My name is Steve Mitchell and I am 27 years old. I am from northeast Ohio. I have always had asthma but it got worse as an adult. It has...
  • Carol C.

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and tested positive with ALK gene mutation in December 2016. I have been on medication for a year...
  • Mikey P.

    I will never forget the moment I learned my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was July 15, 2015. At that time I was living in Florida...

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