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  • Lily Wai’s Story (VIDEO)

    Lily Wai’s Story (VIDEO)

    By: FreeToBreathe

    July 21 2011

    Lily Wai was diagnosed with lung cancer in June of 2004. After diagnosis, she researched facilities and surgeons, and fought for access to the best treatment she could find. Lily is now working to raise awareness of lung cancer, and would like everyone affected by the disease to know it's possible to survive - don't give up!

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  • Terminal: is it a word you ever think about? Do you usually connect the word with a dreaded disease?

    Terminal: is it a word you ever think about? Do you usually connect the word with a dreaded disease?

    By: FreeToBreathe

    July 20 2011

    Have you ever thought how odd it is that the place where we all go to hop on a plane to do business, or take our vacation is called an airport terminal? Same for bus terminal, and back in "the day", the train terminal? I have pondered that thought many times.

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  • Lung Cancer at 19

    By: FreeToBreathe

    July 18 2011

    Nineteen and in love, college sophomore, 13-year competitive athlete...non-smoker. On December 4th, my daughter - Brittany Elizabeth Coppedge - was diagnosed with BAC and just three weeks later she lost her battle with this monster. Yet in those three weeks she showed more amazing strength and grace than I'd ever seen in anyone else. Within minutes of being told of her diagnosis, Brittany looked at me, then at the doctors and said "let's do something".

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  • Misdiagnosed, now cancer free!

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 31 2011

    My journey began when my legs, arms and back would not stop hurting. I also had a cough that would not go away. I kept going to my family doctor about...

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  • We Were Both too Young

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 31 2011

    I lost my mother when she was only 47 years old. In just 8 short months I watched her go from a healthy, active adult to someone who looked decades older. I was only 26 when the roles were switched during her last month. I had become her caregiver.

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  • My Mom: My Friend

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 31 2011

    My mom, Linda, died at the age of 59 on February 16, 2003. Throughout her life, she always put other people first. She always tried to take care of her health. She, like myself, always enjoyed working with children in special education classrooms. This was her way of making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

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  • My mother of three

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 31 2011

    I was only 11 when I lost my mom for good. I had to watch her suffer and never had the full problems of her disease explained to me. About 7-8 months later she died.

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  • My mother of Three

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 31 2011

    I was only 11 when I lost my mom for good. I had to watch her suffer and never had the full problems of her disease explained to me. About 7-8 months later she died.

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  • A Project to Defeat Lung Cancer

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 23 2011

    “We really need to do something for lung cancer.” Susan Keen, RN, OCN is accomplishing just that.

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  • Lost my soulmate to lung cancer 2006

    By: FreeToBreathe

    March 23 2011

    My husband had been complaining of back pain and choking when he laid on his back. The doctor just brushed it off and said his spine was crooked.

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