Tuesday, October 8, 2013

With hope the odds don't matter

Yesterday I received an email from a woman named Heather. She made a request that I simply could not refuse.
This is the email
Hi there!
The reason I have reached out to you is because of your blog! My name is Heather and I am a wife, mother, and a mesothelioma survivor. When my daughter was 3 ½ months old, I was diagnosed with this rare and deadly cancer, and given 15 months to live.  My prognosis was grim but I knew that I needed to beat the odds for my newborn daughter, Lily.  It’s been 7 years now and I feel that it is my duty to pay it forward and inspire others.
I clung on to hope throughout my whole journey with mesothelioma. 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.
I'm using my personal story to help raise awareness of this little known cancer, and to provide a sense of hope for others facing life’s difficult challenges.
Here is a video of my story that I am hoping to use as a tool to raise awareness. I would love it if you would be willing to share it on your blog with your readers!
Here is the link: www.mesothelioma.com/heather
More information on mesothelioma: www.mesothelioma.com
Let me know what you think!


and here is her video


  1. What a story! I have never known of anyone who survived this. I had a friend who died of it, he worked with asbestos for many years back when no one knew abut it. It only gets ONE kind of publicity, and that is all the lawyers who come on T.V. and want you to call them so you can sue your employer. It makes the lawyers all rich, but by the time the case is settled, the person is usually dead. This family is amazing and I am so glad you showed her video!!

  2. I totally agree with Ginny! Amazing story! We need more awareness of this!

  3. What a courageous and strong woman! Thanks for sharing.

  4. she is amazing and so is her story. i have heard about asbestos but not the name mesothelioma, very sad that she got it from her dad workig in it.

  5. Thanks for sharing this Ann! What an amazing story!

  6. ...this was an eye opener and I will forward her video to some of my friends and family. Thanks to you!!

  7. I posted this on Facebook.

    Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. ☺

  8. That is one courageous woman. Thanks for sharing this, Ann.


  9. Thanks for sharing this! What an amazing story!!!!

  10. A truly amazing story and I think it takes as much courage to share this as it does to get through it. I think rose coloured glasses are a wonderful think to have. xx


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