My wonderful, creative, funny sister, age 57, is fighting stage 4 lung cancer. I say ‘fighting’ because she really is beating all odds. A longtime smoker, she was first diagnosed in June. A week after going home (from the hospital) she had a stroke. She has recovered from the stroke. She is undergoing chemo, and has surprised all her doctors, by how well she is doing.. No one really knows what the future will bring. She is still around, however, and fighting strong. She is an incredible fighter, and an inspiration to everyone she meets. I guess one never knows just how strong they are, until they have to be. This experience could be the greatest gift she’ll ever receive, if she uses the events of the past six months to learn how capable she is. I think she will.