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