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Cancer survivor publishes book

Jim Morrison, shown with his book Nov. 19, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer 12 years ago. The heating contractor was determined to beat it and has been in remission for nine years. He now works with cancer groups, churches and individual cancer patients. (Jesse Tinsley / Spokesman-Review)
Jim Morrison, shown with his book Nov. 19, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer 12 years ago. The heating contractor was determined to beat it and has been in remission for nine years. He now works with cancer groups, churches and individual cancer patients. (Jesse Tinsley / Spokesman-Review)

Jim Morrison was rarely out of breath. He was 50 and fit – a man who spent his weekdays at a physically demanding job and his weekends in the woods. But one winter morning, the Post Falls resident was winded and struggling to breathe as he shoveled the snow off his driveway. He had a day of duck hunting planned with his son and brother-in-law. The men set up blinds and decoys in a marsh near Lake Coeur d’Alene, but they abandoned the hunt when Morrison wanted to return to the truck. He couldn’t shake the feeling of exhaustion. A few days later, medical tests revealed the cause: A cancerous tumor had filled the top third of his left lung. Morrison was stunned. “I had never smoked,” he said/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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