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.

David Broyles and family

David Broyles

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor David Broyles once worried about living long enough to see the birth of his daughter. Now, almost 22 years later, he will see her graduate from [...]

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Jim McWhorter

Jim McWhorter

Survivor

Calling Jim and Pam McWhorter the “outdoors type” would be an understatement. The couple traveled regularly, enjoying hiking, camping and kayaking. In August 2014, they [...]

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David Doust

David Doust

Survivor

David Doust is a well-known and respected figure at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, located about an hour south of Perth, Western Australia. Each Monday, he travels [...]

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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.

Jerry Lampe

Jerry Lampe

Survivor

Jerry Lampe often does his morning prayer in front of the bathroom mirror, lifted by the visual reassurance — and continued surprise — that he is alive and well. Then [...]

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Ron Yutko

Survivor

You can tell a lot about the Yutko family’s approach to cancer by the personalized Christmas card they will be sending this year. No one is giving up or giving in. All [...]

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Tamron Cox-Little

Tamron Cox-Little

Survivor

Tamron Cox-Little didn’t plan her first pregnancy, but it turned into a bigger blessing than anyone could have imagined. It probably saved her life. Cox-Little is a [...]

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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

I was standing beside my husband Brian on the day he learned he had mesothelioma. A young doctor — seemingly indifferent to our reaction — delivered the grave news, and he [...]

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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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Linda Foreman

Linda Foreman

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Linda Foreman doesn’t go anywhere now without her Ojibwa tea. It gives her hope — and life. Foreman, 77, believes the Native American four-herb tea [...]

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F.X. Dickert

F.X. Dickert

Survivor

Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor F.X. Dickert doesn’t have time to die. His schedule is already full. Dickert, 66, will undergo aggressive surgery in October for the third [...]

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Jim Huff

Jim Huff

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Jim Huff always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but he never quite found the time. Work and family obligations always took precedence — until [...]

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Chuck Gast

Chuck Gast

Survivor

Chuck Gast’s daily work commute consists of a half-mile walk to and from his home in Toledo, Ohio. It’s something he’s done since joining Yark Automotive Group in 2007. [...]

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