Interviews With Survivors

Wall Of Hope

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Featured Mesothelioma Survivors

These strong men and women pushed the limits of their endurance and lived years beyond their prognosis. Their resilience and stories of hope serve as a testament to others who will follow their path of survival.

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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

Around a year after my husband Brian passed away from pleural mesothelioma, I started working with the Solaris Care Cancer Support Centre, a nonprofit organization dedicated to [...]

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Mary Lyons with Kailani

Mary Lyons

Survivor

Mary Lyons and her beloved border collie, Kailani, drove six hours through afternoon traffic to attend a two-day sheepherding clinic in the rural northern California town of [...]

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Joyce Montgomery mesothelioma survivor

Joyce Montgomery

Survivor

The Union Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas is lucky to have Joyce Montgomery, a living testament to the power of prayer. Her faith is incredibly strong. Montgomery is a [...]

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Mesothelioma Support Group

Licensed mental health counselor Dana Nolan discusses topics crucial to mesothelioma survivors, their loved ones and caregivers in a monthly online support group.

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More Stories of Hope

Discover the stories of mesothelioma survivors across the nation who defied the odds by trying new cancer treatments, keeping their faith alive, traveling and spending quality time with family and other loved ones.

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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

More than 17 years have passed since I learned the life I shared with my husband Brian was coming to an end because of mesothelioma. Time has not dimmed my memory of that sad [...]

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Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Beth Mixon and her family

Beth Mixon

Survivor

Beth Mixon believes God kept her around this long for good reason, a purpose just now coming into focus. Mixon is a miraculous, 16-year survivor of peritoneal mesothelioma. She [...]

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Flooded home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Kasie Coleman

Survivor

It's been more than a month after a record 6.9 trillion gallons of rain — enough to fill 10.4 million Olympic-size swimming pools — pounded Louisiana for an entire [...]

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UK mesothelioma survivor Mavis Nye with her husband Ray

Mavis Nye

Survivor

As part of my personal healing process, I joined a U.K. Facebook group for people who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma. Having lost my father in 1993, I still have strong [...]

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John's Story

John Conway, a 19-year Navy veteran, was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in July 2012. Surgery to remove the lining around his affected lung, and nine rounds of chemotherapy helped him survive. John walks daily to stay active and looks forward to spending more time fishing. “I've got a lot more living to do,” he says. “A lot more fish to catch.”

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Patricia's Story

Patricia Powell Hargrett learned she had peritoneal mesothelioma in October 2012, and the news shocked her family. As she recovered from surgery and chemotherapy, she received much support from family, friends and neighbors. Now she travels again, gardens and spends time with loved ones. She reminds others with mesothelioma, “Take it one day at a time, moment by moment. We are not in this alone.”

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Walter Merth and his wife Clara

Walter Merth

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Walter Merth brought 10 fishing poles and enough tackle to catch every bass in Black Lake, taking his unbridled optimism to the family’s late-summer [...]

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Al Moylan on his Harley-Davidson

Al Moylan

Survivor

Last month, pleural mesothelioma survivor Al Moylan left home one afternoon on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, joining family and friends for the 120-mile, back roads ride to [...]

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Melanie Ball

Caregiver

As a counseling student, I am intrigued with the inner workings of the human mind. The strength and resilience of the human species — even in the face of death — fascinates [...]

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Don Berlin and his wife Sharon

Don B.

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Don Berlin just doesn’t sit very well, living instead by the words of wisdom his doctor said two days after his aggressive surgery — "Don't stop [...]

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