Meet Heather Von St. James

I would like for you to meet Heather Von St. James. She is a Mesothelioma Survivor who has turned her pain into help and inspiration.

Heather Von St. James, Mesothelioma Survivor



In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to a beautiful daughter Lily Rose, Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, Heather, together with her husband Cameron, embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Their search eventually led them to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women's hospital. Dr. Sugarbaker recommended a relatively new surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy, a groundbreaking treatment option offered through the International Mesothelioma Program. Although there were some risks associated with the procedure, it also carried promise for the best possible outcome. Heather, with full support from her husband and family, agreed to have the surgery.
Today, Heather Von St. James is a six year mesothelioma cancer survivor and continues to provide unending inspiration to mesothelioma victims around the globe. She carries out her mission to be a beacon of hope for those afflicted with mesothelioma by sharing her story of faith, love and courage both as a keynote speaker at conferences and through social media forums.

Courageous mother, wife and survivor of mesothelioma cancer.
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Read more at the mesothelioma cancer blog.

2 opinion(s):

Jeanne said...

My Dad died of mesothelioma 22 days after diagnosis. It is nice to read of a success story.

Ellen said...

I enjoyed reading this, Silvia! Thanks for the post. It made my day happier.

 

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