Monday, September 29, 2014

With Hope, the Odds Don't Matter- Mesothelioma Awareness

I know it has been a while since my last post...
I got onto the blog this morning because I was going to finally sit down and get caught up.
In doing so, I noticed a comment on my last post...  
she had a question regarding my blog and could I please email her.

I have to admit that I was intrigued and also a bit hesitant.
I sent a quick email to see what the question was
and a short while later I received a response from Heather Von St. James...

Heather is on a mission to spread awareness of a disease that almost took her life 8 years ago

and she was asking for my help by sharing her story on my blog.

I read her email

and checked out the link she sent-

I was inspired by her message and am honored to write this post

to help in her mission!

Friday, September 26th marked the 10th Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused only by asbestos exposure

and it usually takes people less than a year after their diagnosis with it.

Heather was diagnosed with meso just a few months after her daughter, Lily, was born.

Soon after, her life was saved by having her left lung removed (that is where her cancer lived).

Heather is now one of the few survivors of meso.

To learn more check out 

Here is another resource with all kinds of information:


I love how she is living in the moment...

that is something that I have been trying to do more!

I also love her message of "with hope, the odds don't matter".

What an amazing women with such a great outlook on life!