Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day, an annual day to raise awareness in support of those who have been affected by this devastating cancer, as well as spreading information on the dangers of asbestos. I am always surprised to find that most of our older schools here, still have asbestos tile in them and that asbestos has not been banned. One of the scariest facts that I learned was that mesothelioma can lay dormant for years. Some veterans who were exposed between 1930 and 1980 are even just now being diagnosed.
Heather Von St. James was a mother to a newborn when she began her journey with mesothelioma and is now a 10 year cancer survivor. Her story (you can read it here) truly is inspirational. She is sharing it in monthly installments and I can't encourage you enough to catch up and get to know her. I know that she would appreciate your support as she works to advocate for those affected by this disease and work to get asbestos fully banned.
For more information, visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.