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.

  • Tracey E.

    My mother was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer in May of 2015 just 5 months before my wedding. She underwent surgery and the doctors...
  • Ellen S.

    Late in 2013, 930 miles apart, I sat on the other line of a phone call that changed our lives. My mom had just been diagnosed with stage 4...
  • Sandra H.

    Hi, my name is Sandy Helmin-Clazmer. My story dates back to 1987. I was teaching in Racine, Wisconsin and was finishing my last semester of...
  • Dawn L.

    In 2013, my Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. Unfortunately, it was caught at a very late stage, but even so, my sister and I stood up to...
  • Temoore R.

    May 18th of last year was the day that I lost my father. It was the day that I lost my role model, the person that taught me everything I...
  • Robin B.

    My mom was hospitalized with severe blood clots in her neck and arm. In the process of finding the cause, the doctors found a small nodule...

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