Donor Stories

Lung Cancer Survivor Embracing Life
Within the past 10 years, cancer has claimed the lives of five members of Frank Smith’s family. So when the retired environmental engineer of Wasco, Illinois was diagnosed with lung cancer in the fall of 2011, he believed his outlook was grim.
Flying Through Obstacles
For Crest Hill, Illinois resident Jim Klick, flying his ‘70s model aerobatic airplane is a pastime that’s brought him tremendous joy over the years. So when he was grounded for more than eight months due to a lung cancer diagnosis, the impact was brutal.