Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mesothelioma - Heather's Story

It has been a while since I checked my e-mail...and today I did.  Sitting there was an e-mail from Emily, the Outreach Director of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, asking me to share some information on my blog and to check out the story of Heather, an 8 year mesothelioma survivor. 

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure and apparently, completely preventable. According to the e-mail I received from Emily, "At the time of diagnosis, she (Heather) had just given birth and was told she only had 15 months to live. Since then, she has made it her mission of spreading awareness for the upcoming Asbestos Awareness Week".  

I was intrigued, and so I clicked the link to Heather's website and I watched her story. Amazing. Simply amazing. It seems she has beaten the odds and has lived more than 6 years beyond the life expectancy of most mesothelioma patients.  

To help support Heather's efforts and to help raise awareness, I am posting the fact sheet that was forwarded to me along with this e-mail along with a link below to Heather's story.

To read more about Heather's story:

I hope that you will help to spread the word and forward this information to the people you know.  

Thank you Heather for sharing your story. 

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