It Came. We Fought. I won.
EARLY DETECTION SAVED MY LIFE!!! It's been exactly 3 years since my diagnosis. Since then, I decided that it was time to take control of my health and I am now more fit and overall healthier than I've ever been! Deliberately and decidely, living my Best Life!
And now through the Chris Draft Family Foundation - I am joining the 2019 Super Bowl Challenge and will be raising money for Lung Cancer Research while continituing to use my voice and my story to spread awareness of just how serious this deadly disease is! With research and awareness - we can have MORE Survivors and more people Living Beyond a lung cancer diagnosis.
If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer. PERIOD. Me and many other never smokers are proof of that.
WE NEED MORE SURVIVORS!!! MORE FUNDS, MORE ATTENTION TO THE #1 CANCER KILLER!
Your donation will help save lives and help me get to the Super Bowl!! One of the reasons I have chosen to raise funds with the Chris Draft foundation is because 80% of the proceeds (above $5K) will go to the charity (or two;-) of my choice!
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Feel free to read a bit of my story below.
Friday, October 23, 2015. On that day, I received news that would change me forever. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Adenocarcinoma in the upper right lung. Nearly 4 cm. Curable. Operable. Thank you God. In just five weeks, I had gone from not feeling quite right to a lung cancer diagnosis. Like most diagnosed with this disease, it was found by “happenstance.”
Now, thinking back over the past few years – I can recall nights where I couldn’t sleep because of violent coughing. My lungs would feel as if they were closing up when I was in any large arena. I had been diagnosed with asthma some years back and so I always kept an inhaler on me. While this had gone on for a number of years, the past year and a half had been particularly rough. So, yes – in hindsight I had symptoms of compromised lung health – but we all wrote it off as allergy/asthma related. Lung cancer had never crossed my mind
On November 30, 2015 – I had surgery to remove my upper right lobe and was Staged at IIB, (Prior to surgery – it was thought to be Stage IB.) Over the next few years, I will be monitored closely but as of now there is No Evidence of Disease (NED) I know how fortunate I am to be winning this fight. I don’t take any of this for granted. Nothing means more to me than helping others and spreading the awareness.
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