Stories of Survival

D.G. Blackburn
In July 2022, D.G. Blackburn’s life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. A survivor at heart, Blackburn decided to do what he could to[…] Read D.G.'s Story
Michael Cole
When I was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2015, thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma expert Dr. David Sugarbaker told me there were choices about how aggressively we[…] Read Michael's Story
Tamron Little
Finding your path after being diagnosed with a rare disease such as peritoneal mesothelioma is hard. Thanks to technological advances in the medical field, better treatment options[…] Read Tamron's Story
Tamron Little
Over the years I have participated in many mesothelioma webinars. I really enjoy interacting with others from the cancer community, sharing my story as a peritoneal mesothelioma su[…] Read Tamron's Story
Tamron Little, peritoneal mesothelioma survivor

Survivor Feature: Tamron Little

Tamron Little is a peritoneal mesothelioma survivor, a mother of four and an ordained minister. She participates in awareness campaigns, such as Miles for Meso, shares her blogs about her personal story at, answers questions and connects with fellow survivors and their families in webinars. Her personal experiences have fueled her mesothelioma advocacy.

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emily ward

Survivor Feature: Emily Ward

Emily Ward spent her career helping others as a nurse for 43 years. She put her medical expertise and personal experience as a 10-year pleural mesothelioma survivor to work as contributing writer and webinar guest. Ward answered questions, guided patients and their loved ones and discussed her mesothelioma treatment journey. She died in May 2022.

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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.
Doug Thomas
Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor
Colonel Doug Thomas is prepared for the fight of his life, a pleural mesothelioma survivor battling cancer with a resolve that has made him one of the most inspirational officers in the U.S. Army today. Read Doug's Story
Charles Wood
Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor
Charles Wood is a mesothelioma survivor with a can-do attitude. He has high praise for thoracic surgeon Dr. Jacques Fontaine and the team at Moffitt Cancer Center who oversaw his multidisciplinary treatment. Read Charles's Story
Ron Green
Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Ron Green walked his daughter down the aisle in a beautiful wedding ceremony three years after being diagnosed, a testament to the effectiveness of novel treatments at clinical trials. Read Ron's Story
Tina Herford
Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor
Tina Herford is a survivor in the truest sense of the word, first overcoming breast cancer and then pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma to become a beacon of hope for all. She is proof that miracles do happen. Read Tina's Story