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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Public Service Post

Yesterday, I received a message from a woman named Heather.  She asked me if I would be willing to share some information on my blog.  I am more than happy to grant her request.  Actually, I will just let her words speak on her behalf -

Thanks for responding to my comment! I’m reaching out to you today in hopes that you will help me with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. At age 36, just 3 ½ months after my first and only child, Lily, was born, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma and given 15 months to live. Miraculously, I beat the odds and I’m still here eight years later.
Mesothelioma is considered one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers; most people are given just one year to live upon diagnosis. There is no known cure for mesothelioma and the future continues to look grim as attention to the disease as well as research funding continues to decline. The only known cause of ‘meso’ is exposure to asbestos, which is still not banned in the US. Sadly, it doesn’t look like asbestos will be banned anytime soon, as there is too much money being made by using this deadly mineral.
Since May is National Cancer Research Month, I’ve made it my personal mission to try and spread awareness of this rare, preventable disease. The more people that know about this cancer, the more lives are potentially saved! Would you be willing to share the site that I blog for with your readers? The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has tons of information about the disease, asbestos exposure, and is also where my husband and I blog about our journey with mesothelioma.
As many of you know, my dad is a lung cancer survivor.   Cancer is a horrible disease.  Preventable cancer is a really horrible thing by the very fact that it can be prevented.

Go ahead and take a few minutes and go out to the Mesothelioma website and educate yourself.

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