Reader David Haas sent me a link to a friend’s cancer website this morning.  It is an awesome and inspiring site!

Created by mesothelioma survivor, Heather Von St. James, it features a warm and uplifting video about Heather, her family and her cancer journey.  Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer, caused by asbestos exposure.

Here’s the link to Heather’s site:

http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.UZEZAkqZnHE

Heather credits hope and a positive attitude with helping her outlive her cancer diagnosis.  I agree that can help.  But it’s a slippery slope.  Best I can tell (and I’ve been searching) there is no medical proof that a positive attitude increases a cancer patient’s odds of survival.

But it can’t hurt!  Embracing life and living every day to its fullest isn’t a bad way to go!

Feel good and keep smiling!   Pat

In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women’s hospital. – See more at: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.UZEYckqZnHE

In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women’s hospital.

Today, I am a seven-year mesothelioma cancer survivor and have made it my mission to help other mesothelioma victims around the globe. I share my personal story to help spread hope and awareness for others going through this, in hopes that one day no one else will have to. HVSJ

– See more at: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.UZEYS0qZnHE

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