Have you heard of mesothelioma? It's a deadly and preventable form of cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos (which is STILL not banned in the US and Canada). It affects the lining of the organs, especially the lungs. It's nearly always fatal within fifteen months.
I hadn't heard much about it. It's not the kind of cancer that makes the news and has fun-runs and such to support research and activism. But Heather Von St. James reached out to me, and her story is an eye-opener. Heather is a nine year survivor and mesothelioma usually takes patients within their first year of diagnosis. She's made it her mission to spread awareness and try to make sure that this PREVENTABLE form of cancer doesn't have to change the lives of anyone else.
July 26th is All or Nothing Day, and Heather had to learn the hard way to live her life all out. So, here's a reminder to appreciate what you have and live all out. What are you waiting for?
You can learn more about Heather's story at her website.