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Acknowledgements and Thanks

It is a truly humbling experience to sit and think of all the people I must thank for making With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook and this Internet site possible. So please bear with me - there are many people to whom I need to express my gratitude.

I am profoundly thankful to all the people living with lung cancer and their loved ones who contributed to With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook by sharing their thoughts, experiences, and wisdom. Your voices and thoughts enrich this book immeasurably. You have given these pages heart. Thank you for your generosity, candor, and kindness. You are truly an inspiration to me as I am sure you are to many others.

I am also deeply grateful to the people listed below for thoughtfully and carefully reviewing With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook, in whole or in part. Your input and comments have been invaluable. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise for the benefit of all those facing the challenges of living with lung cancer.  

Hak Choy, M.D.
Radiation Oncology Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee


Harvey I. Pass, M.D.
Chief, Thoracic Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan
Cynthia Shimizu, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Psychosocial & Palliative Care Program
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, Florida


William T. Sause, M.D.
Director of Oncology Program
Intermountain Health Care
Salt Lake City, Utah


Frederic W. Grannis Jr., MD
Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery
Department of General Oncologic Surgery
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte CA 91010

Howard (Jack) West, M.D.
Director, Medical Therapeutics
Thoracic Oncology
Swedish Cancer Institute
Seattle, Washington
Marilyn L. Haas, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner, Mtn. Radiation Oncology
Asheville, North Carolina
Janet Healy, former Senior Program Manager
Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support,and Education
Vancouver, Washington


Glenn Davis
Lung Cancer Survivor
El Cerrito, California


To my loved ones, all family in my heart (and you know who you are), thank you for your steadfast love, support, and confidence in me. You are part of this effort, too, for without you, I'm not sure I would have come to a place to be able to put words like these down on paper. Thank you for all you are and for sharing that so generously with Hope and me.

Last but certainly not least, I must thank my daughter, Hope. You are the best, Honey Girl. Thank you for being so patient when Mom was working on the book and on the Internet site. But more importantly, thank you for being such a wonderful you. I want to be just like you when I grow up!


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