PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER
Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015
Day 26: Christian Nataline, survivor.
"You understand that we’re all interconnected to each other and with the planet."
(From Linnea Olson's blog "Outliving Lung Cancer.")
I met Christian Nataline five years ago—we were guests of our mutual oncologist Dr. Shaw at a function where she was being honored. I was struck by how young Chris looked and learned that he’d been diagnosed just after turning thirty-one. He’d been married less than a year (to his amazing wife Karen) and was the father of an eight month old. Like me, he was also a mutant—ALK+ and stage IV.