Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Beautiful Mom and Survivor: Mesothelioma Awareness

Today's post is so very important.
I hope you'll take the time to read this.

I was recently contacted by Heather Von St. James who is a beautiful wife and mom.
She is also a mesothelioma survivor.

Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2005, shortly after her daughter was born.
Thankfully she was able to receive outstanding care and she 
lived to be the mom and wife she dreamed of being.

"...there was no option other than to live through this..."

Take 3 minutes to watch this video and you will be so inspired.


All of us have been touched by one type of cancer or another.
Mesothelioma isn't talked about as much as other cancers and it should be!
Generations of people were exposed to asbestos in their workplaces and apparently
it's still happening today.

We need to be educated and aware.
Every year, 3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma.


Heather has made it her life's mission to live for her family but also
to educate others.  

She shares her experiences and her life as a survivor at 

I have spent time at this website and can tell you there is excellent information about
asbestos, cancer, surviving, nutrition, research, and so much more.




11 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the info.

Steve lost one of his oldest and dearest friends to lung cancer from asbestos.

The Gathering Place said...

I always admire people who take a setback and turn it around to help others. Cancer is an awful disease and I hope we live to see a cure for it!

debi said...

Good information....


Hugs!

Kathleen Grace said...

IU had heard of tis disease but didn't really know what it was. Thank you for the education! I am so glad she was able to beat it.

Blondie's Journal said...

I received an email from Heather, too. She is a courageous woman and I know how grateful she is to have beaten the odds. And it's wonderful that she is raising awareness for this cause. There are so many people out there with lung cancer that have never smoked. It's not hard to imagine the cause.

Thanks, Stacy.

XO,
Jane

Art @ Home said...

What a hideous disease!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

My dear uncle passed from this disease. Although he was much older, he had been a factory painter....old car factory buildings with asbestos.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Stacey! What an inspiring woman! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story of hope and healing.

chateau chic said...

Great informative and inspirational post.
Mary Alice

April said...

I don't know much about mesothelioma, but cancer is very prevalent in my family. Awareness is key!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's nice that you did this. Inspiring. xoxo I know about it, but it had only slightly crossed my mind that children of construction workers during that time period were potentially exposed. It's good to know.