I Give Thanks With an 8-year Survivor of Mesothelioma

Friendship Friday

Cameron Von St. James emailed me:

 “My wife Heather is an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When she was diagnosed, she had just given birth to our little girl and was told she had 15 months to live. I was thrown into the role of caregiver, which was something I was ill-prepared for. Because she beat the odds and is one of few long-term survivors, we are now on a mission to spread awareness of mesothelioma by sharing our personal story

If her cancer has taught us anything, it’s the value of life and the value of gratitude. Her diagnosis was in November, and every year around this time she gets what we call the “November Blues.” Therefore, she created “30 Days of Thankfulness” where she acknowledges something in her life that she is thankful for every day throughout the month. It is also National Caregivers Month, which has me really thinking about the past, and all I am thankful to still have today..

This year, we decided to take this idea to the blogosphere. We’ve been so lucky to meet some incredible bloggers who have helped us in our journey to spread awareness and I was wondering if you would do that same!




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