On October 16th, 2019 my 36 year old son, Andrew, lost his battle against lung cancer.
His battle was courageous but short...it was in May 2018 that he was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer.
There have been many new advances in the treatment for lung cancer, and Andrew had received many of them. My amazing son fought hard for 17 months. He endured such horrible side effects from the multiple rounds of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation treatment. He also suffered a tremendous amount of pain as the cancer continued to grow and spread. Somehow, through all of his pain, he continued to to remain positive and uplifting to those around him.
The things I want my son, Andrew to be remembered for is his love and loyalty for his family, his love for music, his passion for reading and his ever desire to expand his vocabulary. He was always a leader and never a follower. His courage, his fearlessness, his kindness, his uniqueness and his acceptance of everyone else's uniqueness. I miss him every second of every day and I am filled with such an unimaginable grief and a determination to honor his fight.
I am committed to my fight against lung cancer and to honoring Andrew's courageous battle. We need a cure, but more importantly, we need early detection! Screening for individuals at high risk can dramatically improve lung cancer survival.
I invite you to walk with me and my family on June 26th. If you can’t walk, please consider donating. When you join the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE, you support research innovation that will lead to early detection and better treatments that give everyone a fighting chance.
Your donation and participation will help make a difference in the lives that desperately need it.
To support my efforts, and to help save lives today, please donate now.
We will stand together for lung health and against lung cancer!!
Thank you and God Bless,