Day 68: In memory of Jimmy Cobb

Jimmy Cobb, prolific jazz drummer who worked with Bille Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie and most famously Miles Davis, as the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ First Great Sextet, has died at the age of 91. He fought a lengthy battle with lung cancer, and he is survived by his wife and two daughters. Cobb’s subtle, steady and understated [...]

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 61: In memory of Ronald Shurer

Ronald Shurer, the Green Beret medic awarded the Medal of Honor for aiding the wounded during a six-hour firefight in Afghanistan in 2008, died of lung cancer Thursday. He was 41. In an Instagram caption accompanying a photo of him and his wife, Miranda, the retired Army Special Forces medic on Wednesday expressed concern about the efficacy of his lung-cancer [...]

May 19th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 48: In memory of Suzanne Marie Trumbore Leitschuh

Suzanne Marie Trumbore Leitschuh, age 65 of East Thetford VT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, of metastasized lung cancer at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care. She was born September 9th, 1954 in Lawrence MA, to Mary J. Trumbore and Lewis C. Trumbore Sr. She is survived by her two children, Lydia R. Leitschuh, [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 46: In memory of Michael Suesserman

Michael fought his battle with EGFR-mutant lung cancer with unwavering bravery, strength, positivity, and determination. He battled back from one terrifying obstacle after another yet never lost his courage, never once gave up the fight...till it was clear these past few days that there was nothing more that could be done. Since his diagnosis in April 2018 Mike quietly but [...]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 45: In memory of Leah Shoshanna Hammerman

She was a kind, warm-hearted and down to earth person who cared a lot about kids and was quite sad that she would likely leave this world without being able to have any or even foster, as she briefly considered doing before she passed at the age of 40. I think she deserves to be remembered.

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 43: In honor of Yovana Maria Portillo

I am a Stage IB Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survivor. The tumor on my left lung was an incidental finding while being treated in the Emergency Room as a result of being a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. I received a diagnosis and a lower left lobe lobectomy on my left lung in July of 2016. I [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 42: In memory of Lesley Krista Barnhorn McAllister

Lesley died Aug. 30, 2017, in Davis, Calif., almost four years after her diagnosis with neuroendocrine (atypical carcinoid) lung cancer. She was a brilliant environmental law scholar as well as a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, and dear friend to many. Lesley came to Princeton from Cincinnati and majored in civil engineering with a certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School. [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 40: In honor of Charles Clements

I have been blessed to be married to Charles for almost 37 years. He is the most humble, most honorable, loving, and faithful husband and father I know. In June of 2017, he had an angiosarcoma tumor removed from the back of his neck. No further treatment was prescribed. Then in the fall of 2018, he was diagnosed with radiation [...]

April 26th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 39: In memory of Kenneth Eugene Johnson

Kenneth Eugene Johnson, 'Grandpa Johnson,' died of squamous cell lung cancer 206 days after his diagnosis. He grew up on a farm in Iowa plowing the land. He was a Navy man for 30 years. Later in life he spent his time serving as a great scout master and helping to raise all of his grandchildren right until he passed.

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 38: In memory of Oliver Mayhew Whipple, Jr.

Oliver was born September 21, 1901, in New Haven, Ct., and died April 26, 1959. A proud graduate of Andover and Yale, Oliver had a successful career as an insurance industry executive, first in New York City and later in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife Alice Heath, of Evanston, Illinois lived most of their adult lives at 2 Steven [...]

April 19th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 37: In memory of Wilta Crawford and Carla Peterson

On behalf of the Crawford family, I would like to submit a dedication for mother and daughter, Wilta and Carla. Our family was shocked when Carla was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer at 42. Carla never smoked a day in her life. Carla's mother, Wilta, watched and cared for her tirelessly from the start of treatment until Carla passed away [...]

April 17th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 36: In memory of Bruce L. Hollander

Bruce lived life to the fullest. His family always came first but his friends were like family. He battled his lung cancer with strength and hope. He had surgery to remove most of one of his lungs only to discover the cancer was in the lymph node behind the lung. As there was no targeted treatment for his type of [...]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|

Day 19: In Memory of ‘Patty Bee’

Patricia Beatrice Bartell Nugent aka Patty Bee, a native of Crowley, was born 1927, died 2005 of lung cancer. She was my mother and an amazing woman! My father died early in their marriage and she became a single mother of three very young children. She was an active volunteer in the City of Crowley in many organizations. She was [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|Tags: |

Day 18: In Honor of Gloria Schneider Fothergill

Woodward, OK – Ms. Gloria was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer in March 2015 at the age of 78. She never smoked. She is a very strong woman who also survived breast cancer just 2 years before her lung cancer diagnoses. Ms. Gloria makes an impact on the world around her, spreading warmth and kindness everywhere that she goes. [...]

March 29th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|Tags: |

Day 17: In Honor of Rita B. Kaminski

It was 2.4 years ago (being 38 years old) when I got my diagnosis for non small cell lung cancer and bone metastasis, #hope was the only thing i was thinking and feeling when the C-word came into my life. #hope was what gave me the strength to continue through 2 target therapy #tarceva and #tagrisso, immunotherapy (keytruda), 2 sets [...]

March 28th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|Tags: |

Day 15: In Memory of Kimberly Sue Biedenharn

My Beautiful Wife, 53, passed away from NSCLC stage 4 on 2/19/19 after a 5 year battle. Kim was my angel and best friend. Sadly she was diagnosed too late, as many patients experience. This severely limited her survival rate and medical options. God brought us together for ten years and I only wish we would have met sooner to [...]

March 26th, 2020|Categories: Dedications|Tags: |
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