Walter explains why leaving\u00a0a gift in his Will to the British Lung Foundation was so important to him.\r\n\r\nI grew up in a family of 10. My brother died of lung cancer and my 3 sisters all died of lung problems.\r\n\r\nMy wife had bronchiectasis ever since she was a young child. She was in and out of hospital for years, before I even knew her. Her problem seemed to get better, but then she died 16 years ago aged 59. She was never a smoker.\r\n\r\nHer father\u2019s side of the family all had lung problems. Her grandmother, father and 3 uncles all died from lung disease.\r\nA cause close to my heart\r\nThat\u2019s why I decided to put a gift in my Will for the British Lung Foundation. It\u2019s a cause close to my heart. I\u2019ve lost so many people to lung disease and it\u2019s important that things change.\r\n\r\nI know that research into lung disease is underfunded but it\u2019s the only way we\u2019ll make progress. Research leads to new drugs to treat lung disease and it helps stop people getting lung disease in the first place.\r\n\r\nAny money I can leave will help change that, it\u2019ll help the BLF fund research to find new treatments and cures.\r\nEvery penny makes a difference\r\nIt can seem like Wills can be confusing or daunting things, but it was actually really easy. I know that every penny makes a difference, and any chance I get to help change things is worth taking.\r\n\r\nI\u00a0want my gift to be used to research children\u2019s lung disease and look into the link between rheumatoid arthritis and lung disease. In memory of my brother, sisters, wife and her family.\r\n\r\nThat\u2019ll be my legacy when my time comes.\r\n\r\nWalter, British Lung Foundation supporter\r\n\r\nFind out more about the British Lung Foundation.