Local Teacher Pushes For Lung Cancer License Plate

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 20:26:06-05

Just by looking at him you would have no idea that 29-year-old Stephen Huff's body is waging war against itself but the Williamson County teacher is currently battling a rare form of lung cancer and he hasn't smoke a day in his life.

Huff was diagnosed on June 1, 2017 after months of chest pain and shortness of breath lead him to push doctors to perform a CT scan. Eventually doctors determined the cancer was stage four and Huff quickly learned that while lung cancer kills more than 200,000 people each year it is also the least funded when it comes to research.

"People correlate lung cancer with smoking, so there’s this just that stigma, if you smoke you get lung cancer," he says.

Huff though is now working with state lawmakers to get a specialty license plate made which would help fund non-profits working to research lung cancer. The license plate would cost $55, half of which would go directly to lung cancer research.

"Will it save my life? Probably not. Will it save someone else’s life? Absolutely, absolutely," he adds.

Huff is hoping lawmakers will approve the specialty plate this session, he will then have to get 1,000 pre-orders before the plates can be printed.

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