Survivors, Caretakers, Those Who Fought with Courage, and Supporters Across the Commonwealth Are Our Heroes


Our Heroes

Jodi Nathanson

Jodi Critchfield Nathanson lived in Luguna Beach, California when she passed away from lung cancer in September 2015 at the age of 53. She was a loving wife, mother and friend to so many! She grew up in Lexington where she met some of her closest lifelong friends; pictured here (front middle) with her at the beach shortly after her diagnosis. Jodi was always healthy, never smoked and loved life; sharing her big heart with everyone she knew. When traditional treatment stopped working Jodi enrolled in clinical trials at USC and UC Irvine to take advantage of potentially life saving treatments. She loved life and fought her diagnosis hard and was a positive example of strength and grace. She will forever be missed by all who loved her very much. Her legacy will live on through her family, friends and her beautiful artistic photography.


If you grew up in Kentucky or currently live in the Commonwealth, tell us your story. If you are a survivor or someone who lost a loved one to lung cancer, we want to know. We might just spotlight your story!