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:
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.
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