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Bob Norris

Bob Norris, 82, lives in New Bern, North Carolina. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003. After he recovered, his wife and adult son subsequently were diagnosed with lung cancer, and both died from their disease. Cancer free, Bob skydives once a year to raise funds to support ongoing cancer research at Duke Cancer Institute.


“I don’t want my great grandkids to know what cancer is — that is, unless they look in the dictionary or hear it on a history program. That’s why I’ve decided to do things to help raise funds.”

Photographed: January 16, 2015