Mesothelioma Awareness- A Survivors Story of Hope

Heather Von St. James is a wife, mother, and a mesothelioma survivor. Heather has asked me to share her story of surviving a rare and deadly cancer. Her story is real, it gives hope and new beginnings.


Mesothelioma Awareness Day – September 26

Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70% of cases, and occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum and pericardial mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart. read more…

A few months after her daughter Lily was born, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, and given 15 months to live. With a bleak prognosis and a newborn baby, hope became the answer she needed to beat the odds.

Hear Heathers voice and listen to her whole hearted story below.

It’s been 7 years now and I feel that it is my duty to pay it forward and inspire others. When you have hope, it makes the battle easier. I want people to be inspired by me, I want to make them fight; give them something to hold on to when all else fails. That is why I do it. If I inspire one person, I’ve done my job.

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