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Wall Of Hope

Our Wall of Hope serves as a testament to the strength and perseverance of mesothelioma survivors and their loved ones who accompany them on their cancer journey. The personal stories they share recount the good times and the bad times many people facing this cancer will experience.

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Featured Mesothelioma Survivors

These strong men and women pushed the limits of their endurance and lived years beyond their life expectancies. Enjoy their stories and let them inspire hope.

Tamron Little

Survivor

To be told that you have cancer is such a nightmare and creates a tremendous sense of fear. But what’s even scarier is being told that your cancer has returned. After all [...]

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Jim Huff

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Jim Huff has taken his bucket list to another level, resuming his lifelong passion for speed. Cancer remission never felt like this before. Since being [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Doug Thomas with his family

Doug Thomas

Survivor

Veterans Day is a special day for a lot of reasons, most importantly because it celebrates all veterans, past and present. Originally called Armistice Day, the commemoration [...]

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Colonel Doug Thomas

Survivor

Colonel Doug Thomas believes that his 21-year career in the U.S. Army has prepared him well for the fight of his life. Malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with [...]

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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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Tamron Little

Survivor

When I was told I had COVID-19, I was in fear and shock. As a mesothelioma survivor, I really did think I was going to be admitted to the hospital. I was especially concerned [...]

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Tamron Little

Survivor

If you’ve been listening to the news, you may be familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19 and how experts say they can linger. But what’s not talked about a lot are the symptoms [...]

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Emily Ward and her nephew Tyler

Emily Ward

Survivor

Back in January, I wrote that my long-term goal in my eighth year as a mesothelioma survivor was to make it to my nephew Tyler’s wedding in October. Of course, this was [...]

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Maryla and Terry Latham

Terry Latham

Survivor

Maryla Latham remembers vividly the day her husband was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, and driving home together in a numb silence after hearing he had six to 12 months to [...]

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Tamron Little

Survivor

About 99% of the time when I tell people the type of cancer I had, I’m met with blank stares. My favorite comeback line now is, “Have you seen the asbestos exposure [...]

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7-year pleural mesothelioma survivor Emily Ward

Emily Ward

Survivor

My thoughts on awareness of mesothelioma — a cancer I’ve lived with since 2012 — can be summed up in one word: Advocacy. But being an advocate can mean many different [...]

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