Wall of Remembrance

The Lung Association's Wall of Remembrance is dedicated to people who have died of lung disease. This is a place to write your tribute to the special person in your life with asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, tuberculosis or other type of lung disease. Your message will be posted here for people to read around the world.

You can write your own tribute below.

You may also make a memorial donation to remember your loved one.


Wall of Remembrance


I was given the worst news ever last year in my 48th year of life. Something I never thought I would get, LUNG CANCER, (non-small cell, stage 111A). I had my right lung removed, had 4 months of chemotherapy and am alive right now, one year after having been through the absolute worst year of my life. The best thing that has happened from all that I have been through is I QUIT SMOKING!!!I have quit for ov
January 26, 2006

In loving memory of my mom who I miss every day so much. You were so special to so many. I only wish we had known about your illness sooner. There was so much more to say. We will miss you always.
January 19, 2006

I miss you unlce sam even though it has been 10 years. You are with me at all times and i wish that i have could have gotten to know you better.you will always be in my heart. Love you always <3
January 19, 2006

Dad... It has been almost two years since you passed away from namonia... I feel so guilty that I could not have got to know you as well as I could have... I miss you Dad.
January 19, 2006

Jacqueline Gelman and Carrol Kennan were friends that I had made in hospital. Jackie was a smoker and suffered for many years with Bronchiectasis, colonised with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She passed away in May 2005. Carrol had a lung transplant in February 1999, and at the beginning of 2005, was diagnosed with TB. There were also problems with her anti-rejection medication, and after recurrent infection
January 19, 2006

My mom Bev died of lung cancer on April 30th after receiving delayed and inappropriate diagnosis and substandard treatment at a hospital. To summarize: she had to wait 4 months for a CT scan to confirm the position of her tumour; her cancer was incorrectly staged due to lack of use of proper diagnostic tools and so the treatment she received brought her more pain and suffering and probably early death. T
January 17, 2006

Mom, I still can't believe that you are gone and from such a preventable disease. It has only been 2 days and I can't tell you how much we miss you. Take care of things for us and make a wonderful place for Pops!
January 16, 2006

It has been a year today(January 16th) since you pass away dad, and we miss you terribly. We went to moms this past weekend, it was a nice visit. You are forever in our thoughts and hearts. You were a great dad, a friend... We miss you Boucha-Fellows family
January 16, 2006

It has been almost 3 years scine my great-grandma has past away I really misss her very much.I just still can not belive she is not with us any more. I miss her I love her and she is in heaven now.
January 12, 2006

It has almost been a year sence my grandfater passed away, and i hate everyday of it. I was 13 years old when my grandfather passed away. I miss him soo much Still in my mind pop. Love you...
January 12, 2006

It's been almost 3 years since God has called you home. Just know that you will be forever missed. Your presence and your smile was like the gentle breeze that blows upon us now and we know that is your way of keeping us safe. So sweetheart continue on to do the Lord's work there in the Heavens and i will continue his work here on earth and until we meet again sweetheart know that your family and friends
January 10, 2006

my name is rhonda 2 years ago i was told i have pulmonary hypertension i'm 32 years old and have a 6 year old daughter, i read these storys and i hope so much i can get through this thank you for the storys you've told
January 8, 2006

Dad you have only just left us weeks ago and I already miss you more than I can bear. You were the most wonderful man in the world - you were a fantastic dad and I will love you always. Please look over me and look after me, and tell mum I love her too. Rest easy now. May God bless you.
January 7, 2006

We never got the chance to say goodbye. It haunts me to this day. i remember talking to you before you passed away and I'll never forget how fragile you sounded. I have been unable to visit your grave but I know that someday I will get the courage to do so. No matter what happened between us, I still love you and think about you always. You are missed.
December 27, 2005

Nathan, it's been five years since you passed away, and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you so much. I've learned to go on without you, but it's been harder than I thought it would be. I miss you so much! I wish you were alive to know and love our grandson the way that I do. I hope you know how very much you are loved and missed. It's comforting to know that we will all be together on
December 25, 2005

Dad, it's been 5 years since you passed away. I miss you so much. You have missed so many important things in my life, my 21st birthday, walking me down the isle when I got married, meeting your first grandson. I hope that you are watching over us in Heaven. My son Gage, he knows who you are. I talk about you all the time and he knows Grandpa lives in Heaven with Jesus. I would do anything just to hold yo
December 21, 2005

Dad: It was a year ago today that you lost your battle with lung cancer. I quit smoking on November 1st I know that you will be proud of me. I miss you so much. This Xmas will be hard without you because last year was a blur. Your new Grandson James is doing well and growing quickly its hard to believe that he is 6 months old now, it makes me sad that he will never know you . We will keep your memory aliv
December 16, 2005

Jane was a wonderful person who died of Asthma.....you'll be missed
December 9, 2005

Oh dear mom - it's coming up to a year since you went in for your surgery. It's been a rough ride down here since you left us, and Christmas will be a especially tough time without you. It helps me to KNOW that you are with God, dad, Corrinne and kids and all the others in Heaven celebrating the birth of Christ in the most spectaculor way. I just miss you so much! One day, I'll see you and everyone els
December 8, 2005

This will be my second Christmas without my Grandmother. She died March 3, 2004 of Idiopathic Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was a fun, vibrant lady who was always up for a good laugh,but this disease eventually took her laughter from her. She exhibited such a will to live and showed strength that is beyond words. Kitty, I miss you very much but what gives me comfort and makes the days bearable is
December 5, 2005

My mother just passed away on Nov. 15, 2005. She had her lung disease for almost 20 years. She died from pulmonary fibrosis. Because she was on oxygen, everyone always asked and assumed that she smoked, but she never smoked at all. I would just like people to know that not all people with lung diseases were/are smokers. Mom was a great person and lived her life for Jesus and her family and she will be gre
December 5, 2005

Mom, It's been 7 months now since you left us. We're doing okay but still really miss you. You would have turned 70 a week and a half ago. You always said you didn't want a big 70th birthday party. It's weird how all of us think "oh, Mom will like that" or "I've got to tell Mom about that" - and then we realize that we can't. Christmas is going to be pretty tough without you. I thank God that we had
November 19, 2005

What I remember most is your sense of humor and your love of a good joke that applied equally to yourself as the object of the humor. Taking your false teeth out to scare us as kids is one of my most delightful memories. That quiet, good humor is what I have adopted as a guiding light in my own life and I hope to instill that in your grandchildern. You'll never really be gone as long as these memories
November 17, 2005

To one of the most smartest man I knew.We all miss you very much and not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Your grandchildren are getting very big and just as stubborn. I will always remeber what you told me about men. I will never forget the love you had for my mother, and for us. I will never forget your laugh and your words of wisdom. See you soon.Your girls
November 15, 2005

Dear Mom ~ we all miss you very much!We are sorry you had to stuggle and fight so much the last few years.. but you are in a much better place now then the rest of us.. you are always in our hearts and in our thoughts.. all my love....
November 14, 2005

Since you passed a lot has happened. I know that you and Mom are holding Grandson lovingly in your arms. I think about you all everyday. The hurt is still there, but is more easily bearable as time goes by. The Antitrypsin that took you from us is something that no one should have to suffer with. And it has no age barriers. I love you all still.
November 14, 2005

It's been over a year since we lost you. We've had all those "firsts" - the first Thanksgiving, first Christmas, birthdays, bbq's, weddings, new homes, funerals. While our lives go one, we still miss you and it's hard to imagine the life events in the years to come without you.
November 14, 2005

Dear Mom ...It's been 3 years and 4 months since you passed away and it's so lonely without you. I can hardly go to the house anymore to see Dad. Your chair still sits in the corner of the living room like always. Seeing it empty breaks my heart every time. It's so ironic that you should die of Lung Cancer. I know you started smoking in the 1940's, but you quit completely in the 1970's! So many year
November 12, 2005

Mama, its been a very rough seventeen months without you. I miss your quiet smile, your singing, your warmth and deep love for your family and friends. We still cry silently for you especially your grand children, we wish we could talk with you, we try but get no answer. Lung cancer is a horrible disease it robs you of your ability to breath. If anyone had told me you of all person would have suffered th
November 7, 2005

Autie I will always love you and remember all the fun times we had together. You always spoiled me, but as soon as I can I plan to do the same for you. with all my love, your niece, golsum
October 27, 2005

October 26, 2005

My darling Melvin(Whitey), I miss you terribly everyday since you left to be with God. you were my whole world and my life will never be the same. I wish you could have been here for the birth of your beautiful twin granddaughters and share the first birthday of your sugar cube. You will always be in my heart. I love you, Brenda
October 23, 2005

its been almost a year ago since my mother past away due to lung cancer we miss her very much love you
October 23, 2005

Hi Grandpa, where ever you are? You know, we left to Germany and We wanted to come visit you, but you left too soon. Is been 17mo since you left and we still miss you. Hope you can see us from up there when we race BMX. We Love You Very Much and Miss U a whole Lot.....
October 21, 2005

Mom we miss you and love you and just for the record cdad told me yesterday that he has emphysema even though it a diffrent cancer than what you died from when i was eight it is a cancer and there is nothing i can do to change that my father is not going to live 4 ever as i thought he was. mom ilove you and dad and please make sure to keep dad here long enough to see my kids when i have some in about 20 y
October 21, 2005

My dad I lost my DAD four and half years ago...He suffered from emphysema...He had it for approiaxly 4 years it was so sad to watch him suffer everyday but me my 3 sisters and 2 brothers and mother watched him everyday and when took him to his resting place it was very sad but his suffering was ended... So everyday we remember a wonderful father grandfather husband and friend we love u dad very mu
October 17, 2005

Larry- you were the best stepdad one could have. You treated me as if i was your own and taught me things about life that I will cheerish forever. I loved you with all my heart and always will. you touched many lives in your lifetime and lived a great life. Its a shame you only saw 57 but i must remember there are many who might not even see age 7. I wish we had more time together. like you've taught me,
October 17, 2005

Dad, we had our thanksgiving dinner last week, and it was different---you weren't there. but it was a process we(mom, kev and I) had to do. It's been 10 months since you left us, and we were all a little quiet, I guess having our own reflections and remembering you. Mom and I talked and asked each other,"what was dad doing this time last year?, was he outside with us was he sleeping..." Braedan went to
October 13, 2005


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