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

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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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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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.

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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Gene Hartline and his wife, Mickie

Gene Hartline

Survivor

Gene Hartline was ready to concede after doctors at a highly rated, big-city cancer center told him there was little they could do for his advanced-stage mesothelioma. His [...]

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Trina West-Clark

Trina West-Clark

Survivor

Every year, peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Trina West-Clark takes a trip to the casino to have a few cocktails with friends and celebrate another year of living [...]

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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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Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor Tim Crisler

Tim Crisler

Survivor

Pleural mesothelioma isn’t an issue for Tim Crisler anymore. Aggressive surgery that removed a lung and major parts of his diaphragm 15 years ago eliminated the cancer that [...]

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor Alyssa Hankus

Alyssa Hankus

Survivor

Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at age 15, Alyssa Hankus’ adolescence was anything but normal. She missed nearly her entire freshman year of high school and spent [...]

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Mesothelioma Survivor Judy Goodson

Judy Goodson

Survivor

Judy Goodson met her mesothelioma diagnosis with uncommon optimism. Instead of focusing on the prognosis or worst case scenario, she thoroughly researched the rare cancer. She [...]

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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

Mesothelioma is a cruel disease. As I watched it slowly rob my fit and healthy 52-year-old husband, Brian, of everything he had loved about his life — including the simple [...]

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