Honoring My Parents

Honoring My Parents

I lost my mom on February 10, 2017, and my dad on June 20, 2017 –  both to small cell adenocarcinoma and both in the right lung. They both ended up with brain mets, and this was a life changing year for my family. We are a very close-knit family, and this took...
Mom’s Story

Mom’s Story

On November 2, 1931, on a farm in County Mayo, Ireland, my mother, Kathleen O’Connor, was born. She was one of seven children, and she learned at a very young age how tough life can be. Her mother died when she was 11, and she, her siblings and her father simply had...
The Story of Losing My Mother

The Story of Losing My Mother

On July 25, 2017, my mom went into have a biopsy done on her lung. As soon as the doctor went into her lung, her lung collapsed. The doctor inserted a tube and got it inflated. We thought my mom was on her way to recovery, only for the doctor to take the tube out two...
Let’s Find a Cure

Let’s Find a Cure

My husband Kevin was diagnosed with COPD about nine years ago. He got very sick with pneumonia and they found a nodule in his lung. It was biopsied and was found to be benign. No one ever told him to come back and have it rechecked. Three years ago we both quit...