Loss of Childhood Innocence, the Collateral Damage of Cancer

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When you have kids, you want to protect them from all the evils of the world. You monitor their friends, their screen time and do what ever you think may rob them of their childhood innocence. I remember my parents trying to hide my cousin’s death, but I could see from their body language and whispers that something was wrong. Now I understand why they were doing it.

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NBC’s “Molly’s Journey” is now available to view

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Please watch and share. We let cameras into our lives not for fame & glory but to get one message across, anyone can get Lung Cancer. You don’t have to smoke to get it. Watch my eight year old talk  about her mom and I dare you to ask her if her mom smoked!  Lastly this documentary would not have happened if it wasn’t for a brilliant NY Times article by Paul Kalanithi, and efforts and determination of our NBC Producer Liza Meak, and David Burgess.

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Hmmm….Did your wife smoke?

Lung TreeIt has been a year since we found out Molly has cancer. Probably the longest year of my life.  I always tell people I became an adult at the age of 42, as at no period in my life I have grown up so much. The cliché of living life one day at a time is very true after cancer diagnosis. It is amazing how some of things that mattered 12 months ago do not matter anymore. Family and friends have become the most important part of our lives. Continue reading

Compassion, Passion & Dedication-Chris Draft


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I met Chris Draft yesterday. I have been wanting to meet Chris for a long time. Chris is one of those extra ordinary people that you come across once in a life time. To begin with Chris is a Stanford graduate who played both college and professional Football, he also lost his wife Keasha to Lung Cancer. Chris currently runs Team Draft Family Foundation. Continue reading

My Open Letter to Lung Cancer-Starting Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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You came to our house uninvited and tried to take away our happiness. You threatened to take away my daughter’s mother before she was even ten. Who does that? Why are you so evil? But you didn’t win? A year later we have emerged even stronger as a family. We are closer and have learned to enjoy every day to the fullest. What is most evil about you is that you come with a stigma. Unlike breast cancer that comes with sympathy, you have come with “did your wife smoked?” Gee thanks! Continue reading