What better way to be positive than to blog about a woman who has fought a deadly form of cancer and emerged victorious?! Heather Von St James emailed me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would do a post on my blog about her fight against Mesothelioma.
Heather Von St James
This is Heather's story in a nutshell:
I myself am a mother to a quirky little 6 year old, Lily. She is my only child, and my whole world. The very beginning of Lily’s life was a little more turbulent than I would have hoped for. When Lily was just 3 ½ 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.
There is SO much more to Heather's story. Do yourself a favour and read this post! What an incredibly inspiring woman!
To follow her journey from diagnosis, click on these links:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
If you know of anyone newly diagnosed, or someone who would benefit from reading Heather's story, please direct them to her blog (click on the button above). The more of us who are educated about this disease, the better equipped we are to fight it!