|This is Heather and Her Family|
This is the Website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/#.U0apU_ldVSA
Did you know the beginning of April held Asbestos Awareness Week? If not, you're not alone, neither did I until Heather Von St. James contacted me to let me know. Just three months after the birth of her first and only child, Heather was diagnosed at age 36 with mesothelioma. She was given 15 months to live unless she opted for surgery to have a lung removed. Eight years later, she is still here to tell the tale, and now she wants to help spread the word to you. According to Heather (who lived it first hand and should know), asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma, is not banned in the US. She was exposed to it via a jacket her father brought home from work, and diagnosed 30 years later. Her passion to get the word out, and expand our knowledge on the dangers of asbestos exposure is a good one, and her website is put together extraordinarily well.
You can find out more by visiting the site here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness
You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and/or G+
Heather is one of the lucky ones. Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma don't live to tell the story. Big kudos to Heather for helping to spread the word on a cause all of us could stand to learn more about. Awareness is great step towards positive action.