Eleven months ago, I received an email. It was from a husband, a daddy and suddenly a caregiver to his wife. Cameron Von St James reached out to me and I hoped to share his story, Heather's story on this blog.
We first connected right before Sandy left me (and the entire NY area) with a giant mess on my hands. Then, we reconnected as the holidays approached and I was preparing to take my sister, and then, my mom, for biopsies. When we next connected, I was sharing the details of my mom's diagnosis of metastatic disease. There was always another "thing."
Maybe that's the way it was supposed to happen. As it turns out, Cameron contacted me a few weeks ago. TODAY is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. I was vehement about awareness and how that ship has sailed.
And yet...... Here is a perfect example of a need to raise awareness. Get people talking. And educate. Awareness without education isn't effective. Now you are aware. Learn about Heather and how she empowered herself. Share with the lung cancer community at large and today, especially, on behalf of those diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Today's goal? Helping to share the voices of those Dying to Be Heard. Please do click and see why that goal is set at raising 7200 voices in solidarity.
We need to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of every form of cancer education. Because yes, all cancer is NOT pink. Can you help share this message? Share from Heather's link, or share this blog across as many channels as you see fit.
And please, do listen to Heather, beautiful Heather, in her own words:
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