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Recently I have been made aware of a cancer called mesothelioma.  The word is not new to me, but the only thing I really heard about it was through commercials which was basically an advertisement for lawyers.  You know, the kind of commercials that go in one in and out the other. 

I knew mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos, but never thought about the cancer beyond the person who was in the working environment.  But thanks to Heather Von St. James, I have been more aware of this cancer.

I would love for you to take a few minutes and hop over to hear her story.  It is a story of survival!  She was given just a short 15 months to live,  yet she has survived almost eight years!

Here is a link to her video and a link for information on her treatment  So the next time you hear a commercial about mesothelioma you can be more informed and know that you have heard the story of one young woman who has survived this cancer!  I know that I will never let those commercials go in one ear and out the other again!

I would like to thank Heather for making me aware of mesothelioma!  I really appreciate you taking time, Heather, to share your story with me, so I can share it with others!

And I thank you, dear reader, for taking time to find out more about Heather Von St. James and her battle to survive!


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Who always wipes my tears away?
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My mother’s gentle love, my mother’s gentle love
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I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
Oh, how I thank my Lord above for my mother’s gentle love.

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