I want to introduce you to an incredible young lady by the name of Heather. She is a mom and a survivor of Mesothelioma. If you have any family or friends affected by this dread disease, please refer them to Heather's blog. She has been through so much and would like to help those diagnosed.
Isn't she gorgeous?
A few words from her:
The reason I have reached out to you is because of your blog! I myself am a mother to a quirky little 6 year old, Lily. She is my only child, and my whole world (I’m sure you know the feeling!)The very beginning of Lily’s life was a little more turbulent than I would have hoped for. When Lily was just 31/2 months old, I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma; a type of cancer that kills 90-95% of those who have it. As I’m sure you can imagine, the first thing that came to mind when I was diagnosed was my baby girl and how I wasn’t going to be able to watch her grow up.
After all that, I’m still here 6 years later and cancer free! I'd like to turn my pain into purpose and become someone that other parents can look to for guidance, inspiration, and hope in situations like my own. I contacted you because I feel that your website would be an excellent place for me to share my story. Your visitors are the exact type of people I'm trying to reach out to; these are all the types of people who could gain something from my story.
I've been a volunteer with Chemo Angels since 2003 and miracles are wrought every day in the treatment of cancer. Awareness is a HUGE concern though as many people do not see their Drs for annual physicals, have mammograms or even contact their physician when symptoms are evident. As a typical female, Heather felt she was just overly tired from work, being a new mother, etc. Even when you receive a diagnosis that might be questionable, it's imperative to push for more tests, information, second or third opinions, etc. Cancer is not selective to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference or belief system.
Please take a look at Heather's blog. She's dynamite and you'll be so glad you did!