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Madeline Borrouso – Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

I have lived in New Orleans all of my life. I love it here. I am 66 years old and grew up with a large family, 4 brothers and 1 sister. When my children ask me what I did for … read more ❯

Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Thanks for selecting me as a Team Draft’s recipient as it was a special day for my wife and I and the owner of my company Anthony Cafaro Jr and his wonderful Gayle . I have been through quite a … read more ❯

Mary Anne Rios is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Mary Anne Rios, diagnosed in August 2010 with incurable Stage 3B Lung Cancer was a shock to me, and my family. I am a non-smoker. At that time we had only heard of smokers being diagnosed with lung cancer. We … read more ❯

Matt Arensdorf is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Life couldn’t have been any better in early 2016. My wife, Jen, and I had just celebrated the birth of our daughter, Grace. I had an amazing wife and a perfect little girl. To put a cherry on top the … read more ❯

Matt Hiznay is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

My name is Matt Hiznay, and I am 25 years old. I am a lung cancer survivor. I am the first child of Jim and Mandie Hiznay. I have a younger sister, Katie, and a younger brother, Patrick. I grew up in Poland, Ohio, and graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.read more ❯

Melissa Crouse is Changing the Face of lung Cancer

“I may have cancer, but it doesn’t have me!!!” Eight years ago I was diagnosed with NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) and was given between three and five years to live. As a relatively young healthy woman who worked out … read more ❯

Merita Carroll is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer March 6, 2015. I am also a non-smoker. I was diagnosed at the age of 49. I\’m a Registered Nurse and had no medical history until my diagnosis. Because … read more ❯

Micheal Barkins is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

In August of 2012 I went to the doctor for a routine checkup. While the doctor was listening to my heart and lungs he told me to take in a deep breath which I did and I cough, he asked … read more ❯

Montessa Lee is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

On the D.C. leg of Team Draft’s East Coast nationwide tour, we met Montessa Lee of Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2006, she experienced chest pain, followed by shortness of breath and a cough.read more ❯



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