Rose was very active and enjoyed the outdoors until she learned she had lung cancer. In these commercials and videos, Rose tells her story.
Rose developed lung cancer from smoking cigarettes. In this TV ad, she talks about her surgery and difficult recovery. Every day for a month after surgery, Rose prayed that doctors would take out a painful chest tube. Rose's tip is "Be careful what you wish for." There was more pain to come when the chest tube finally came out.
Rose started smoking at 13, and before long, she was spending her lunch money on cigarettes instead of food. Her addiction led to lung cancer—and the fight of her life. In this video, Rose talks about cancer. She never believed it would happen to her. Rose has had surgery twice to fight the disease.
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