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.

  • Jacqueline O.

    In June of 2013 my family lost our Aunt Toni to lung cancer. Than in June of 2015 we lost our grandmother, also to lung cancer. And once...
  • Rian V.

    Breathe in, breathe out, Now imagine that your next breath may never come. This is the struggle faced by so many people. My struggle...
  • Melanie M.

    Days before my 50th birthday in August 2014, I went to work feeling ill, but tried to push through it. My co-workers insisted I go to the...
  • June V.

    My husband and I were given a diagnosis of my having lung cancer last week, although I'd been having health issues since July that were...
  • Julie R.

    My mother was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in October 2014 at the age of 61 years old. She was otherwise healthy and was a non...
  • Phil L.

    I always thought of myself as a strong person, I served in the Marines for 20 years and I believed I could overcome most anything life...

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