Patient Stories



This story is dedicated in memory of Shannon Gall, who encouraged me and inspired me to write and share mine.

Life is never easy. I have always been taught that. I learned that at 19 years old as I tackled life, putting myself through school, juggling night classes between three jobs. I gave my very best to be successful in every role I was hired to do. That's how I always viewed learning, until I reached 40 and realized how difficult it could become. At that time, I thought I finally had all my ducks in a row. I was full of pride because I finally got a promotion, and that working 3 jobs in between night classes and growing up too fast during my teen years finally paid off. I got married, travelled, and enjoyed small successes. My husband and I finally decided we are ready for the next phase of our lives...we were ready for a family, together with our fur boy, Schatz, in our cozy 3-bedroom house that we owned.

That was the plan until I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2019.....

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