Breathing In Faith Tee

The start of November is the start of Lung Cancer Awareness month, and my second November Shirt For a Cause! This one is very dear to my heart, as the featured family are my good friends. On February 14, 2013, life for the Trahan family was forever changed. At 33 years old, Andy Trahan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Andy is a faithful man of God, a devoted husband to his amazing wife Leslie, loving father to three beautiful children, and a great friend to all who know him. Almost seven years since the diagnosis was given to them, the Trahans live their lives everyday making it all work while clinging to their faith and exuding positivity.
Instead of letting it destroy them, the Trahans became advocates for everyone this disease has affected and will affect in the future. Andy and Leslie have gone to the capital to speak and request funding, they’ve created a license plate in Louisiana to raise funding and awareness, they’ve connected with countless people, and have truly used their pain for purpose.
Did you know that lung cancer is the number one killer cancer in both men and women? Every year, 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer and 150,000 people die. That is more deaths in one year than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer. You do not have to be a smoker— Andy isn’t! His particular type of lung cancer is a gene mutation, specifically ALK Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
A common misconception is that lung cancer is a smoker’s disease, which may be why it only gets 6% of federal funding for cancer research. There is no cure for lung cancer. Because symptoms don’t usually appear until the disease is advanced, the survival rate is rarely more than five years with treatment.
As November’s Shirt For a Cause, 10% of the profit from Breathing in Faith Tee will go to the GO2 Foundation For Lung Cancer to ALK Positive Research. The more awareness spread and funding raised, the closer we are to finding a cure!
To keep up with the Trahans and learn more, check out their Facebook page, Andy’s Team. Knowledge is power and community is love, and we have it all at our fingertips. Let’s come together and make a difference!
Unisex, very soft crew neck tees in a Heather Turquoise.
65% polyester, 35% cotton.
Adult S-3XL
Youth M-XL

    West Monroe, LA, USA

    ©2019 by Morgan Crowell Art