You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left,
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday,
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Every 15 minutes in the UK, a person dies from lung cancer.
The disease kills more people than leukaemia, bowel and breast cancer put together and the chance of surviving has barely changed since the 1970s.
Despite these facts, only 5% of all cancer research funding goes towards lung cancer.
Sadly, in the UK most people are simply diagnosed too late which means patients have only a 3 in 10 chance of surviving for a year, and only a one in ten chance of living for up to five years.