We recently were contacted by Heather. Heather wrote an email telling us about how she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and given 15 months to live- right after she had just had her first baby. Just heart wrenching.
Here is her story in her own words-
My name is Heather Von St. James and I was hoping I could take a moment of your time to share my rare story of survival with you. 9 years ago, right before the holidays, I was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma -- a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. If a cancer diagnosis wasn't enough of a battle to take on, just 3 months earlier I welcomed my daughter Lily into the world. As a new mom I was not going to let anything get in the way of seeing my daughter grow up. After the removal of my left lung and various treatments, I am cancer free! But, I have made it my mission to give a voice to the victims of this preventable disease.
This winter, I am using my borrowed time to share my story in hopes to keep others safe. It would mean the world to me if you'd be willing to lend your voice to help me in the fight against this terrible disease. You can read about my story here:
You can also read more about her at
She is clearly such an incredible woman who is using her time to help others and to inform the world about this often deadly disease.
Thank you Heather for sharing your story with us and letting us share it with others!