Mesothelioma Awareness, Fear, and LungLeavin’ Day

As you may have noticed the topic theme for a short while here has been fear.
I’d like to introduce you to Cameron
who will be sharing a story about his wife.

Please give Cameron and Heather a visit as well here:


In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to a beautiful daughter, Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. She was exposed to asbestos from her father’s work coat that was routinely covered in the harmful fibers. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she made it her life’s mission to spread awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos, and Lung Leavin’ Day was born. Lung Leavin’ Day is a holiday created to celebrate life and distinguish fears. She gathers at her house with friends and family and they all write their fears on a plate, and smash the plates into a large bonfire. Heather, with the help and support of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, created an interactive page to help spread the word about Lung Leavin’ Day, and show that we do not be fearful of what life can bring. Please help us spread the sentiment and click to participate!!


6 thoughts on “Mesothelioma Awareness, Fear, and LungLeavin’ Day

  1. So very sorry to hear of ur loss. Such heavy burden to carry. I am in court carrying a cross. Rapist/assailant was re-arrested on Jan. 18 at 9:00 am. His charges are child endangerment and criminal threats, unrelated to me. Asking for an emergency hearing in case he makes bail. Doubtful. Will face him in court tomorrow at 12:30 pm. Still angry, hurt and tired. U will b in my thoughts and prayers.


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