The other day, I received an email from a woman I have never met.
She is a mom, a wife, a fellow Starbucks addict. She is all of these things.
And she is also a cancer survivor.
Mesothelioma is a rare, but deadly, cancer with low survival rates.
Heather Von St James was diagnosed with Mesothelioma when her daughter, Lily, was 3 1/2 months old.
Heather was given 15 months to live.
That was 7 years ago.
Heather fought for her life and for her daughter. She fought and she battled and eventually, she beat the cancer that was taking over her body.
She’s been in remission for 7 years now.
With her strength comes motivation. Heather wants to take her personal story and help those around her. She wants others to know about this little known cancer and help give hope to those who are facing difficult challenges every day.
On average, those diagnosed with this cancer are given 10 months to live. That’s 300 days…7200 hours.
This is where you come in. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have 7200 people sharing this link and spreading awareness about this disease? September 26th is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Visit Heather’s page on Dying to be Heard to learn more about Heather, Mesothelioma, and how you can support this cause. Share this link with everyone you know. Share it to those around you, on social media, to your neighbors, friends, family.
Together, we can spread awareness. Together, we can be the 7200.