Donna Lee Lista

Being a Parent to Cancer

Posted June 10th, 2019

It’s interesting being a 13+ year lung cancer survivor. There are times during the day when I don’t think about having had cancer, but it’s the same as not thinking about how you’re a parent every second of the day. It is such an integral part of who you are that you never forget it; […]


I wish u knew

I wish u knew… about life after cancer

Posted October 8th, 2012

Donna Lee shares how it feels to have cancer and what others can do to help.


My Dilemma

Posted May 30th, 2012

I am doing whatever everyone else is doing and lucky to be doing so, and because of this I am constantly trying to spend a large portion of my life helping patients and all causes to further research and awareness about lung cancer.


I had an epiphany yesterday

Posted August 12th, 2011

I had an epiphany yesterday. We had the first (PA chapter) lung cancer summit with the National Lung Cancer Partnership (which was great, by the way). I am on the board and was asked to speak about lung cancer awareness. This was the first time I have been able to attend any event for the […]


Welcome to Through the Looking Glass

Posted August 30th, 2010

I find that this title is the one that keeps coming back to me.  Why?  Because I have said on numerous occasions that once I was diagnosed I went “through the looking glass” to the other side and no matter how much my life may start to look like my old life from the outside, […]