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Aisha Avery and Nekita Martin Are Tackling Lung Cancer

He said, ‘Keep a steady pace and focus on your breathing,’ the night before the Peachtree Road Race. I’d always wanted to run it, and this was my first time. I called him the night before because I was so … read more ❯

Ashley Mahaffey is Tackling Lung Cancer

Today, a remarkable woman shared her mother’s story with Chris. Team Draft is proud to share the Ashley Joy’s story of her mother, Patricia Mahaffey. Dear Chris, I always say the message you need to hear will find you…I believe … read more ❯

Dan Clark is Tackling Lung Cancer

In January of this year (2012), my wife was diagnosed with Stage 1B lung cancer. She had the tumor removed 13 days after initial diagnosis. Her 6 month follow up CT did not show any additional spreading of the disease. … read more ❯

Kris Giovannoni is Tackling Lung Cancer

I lost my Dad, Philip Lefebvre, to Small Cell Lung Cancer(SCLC) on 8/14/11. He was diagnosed 2/14/11. Loosing my Dad to this terrible disease has rocked me to the very core. I now spend my days devoted to bringing more … read more ❯

Kristine Scoon is Tackling Lung Cancer

My fiancé John is the light of my life. He never stops making me laugh; he\’s a complete ball of energy, fun and is a kid at heart. Last year that light started to fade. In the summer of 2015, … read more ❯

Malcolm Young is Tackling Lung Cancer

I Married Lisa, the love of my life June 22, 2013. Five months into our marriage Lisa was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell Lung cancer after biopsy test results. She continued to fight the remaining 15 months of her … read more ❯

Robyn Hicks is Tackling Lung Cancer

Dear Chris and Team Draft, Thank you for all you do in support of Lung Cancer Awareness. My 28 year old boyfriend of 8 years was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last February. We found that he was ALK … read more ❯

Sheila Knight is Tackling Lung Cancer!

Run for your lung, Lung Cancer that is. Running is good for your lungs, but now it can also help fight Lung Cancer. You can take part in a run to raise money for the Georgia Chapter of the Lung … read more ❯

Stephanie Jenkins is Tackling Lung Cancer

My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in Nov. 2010. At that time, I moved my family (myself and three children) back to MD to care for her during her treatments. By the time she was diagnosed, the … read more ❯

Tackling Lung Cancer

Our son was diagnosis with Osteosarcoma (form of soft tissue and bone cancer) back ’05 he has gone through chem and above the knee amputation. Last year it was discovered in his left lung. He has had three surgeries to … read more ❯

The Gaeta Family is Tackling Lung Cancer

A life long non-smoker, Joan Gaeta was a devoted wife, teacher, and mother of five. Diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2004, she fought a three and a half year battle before succumbing in July of 2007. Reflections on her … read more ❯

The Halter Family is Tackling Lung Cancer

The Diagnosis: July 13, 2006 Caine Halter had been a natural athlete since childhood and led a healthy lifestyle; he also was a lifelong non-smoker. For several weeks, he had a deep cough and headache that he could not shake, … read more ❯

The Lerner Family is Tackling Lung Cancer

Everyone keeps telling me “There are no words.” Even I didn’t think I could find any worthy enough. Then, I imagined Joey’s courage and further developed my own. If I could just have half of his, I knew I could … read more ❯


This love story is about the youngest of seven children Sarah (Sharon) Johnson. She was born to Henry and Sarah Simmons of Monticello, Florida on December 14, 1961. Cynthia was born January 7, 1961 so the two were eleven months … read more ❯

The Scott Family is Tackling Lung Cancer

The oldest of three children, Stacey was born to Donald and Marguerite Ray on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1967. She grew up in Tonawanda, New York, attended Sweet Home schools and received her bachelor of science from Medaille College … read more ❯

The Soto Family is Tackling Lung Cancer

On July 4, 2007, Leah’s doctor announced that she had Stage IV lung cancer. It sent my mind into a tailspin – Leah never indulged in cigarettes! Her response to the diagnosis was a simple question to the doctor, asking … read more ❯

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