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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.

Randy Jarreau and wife Penelope

Randy Jarreau

Survivor

Randy Jarreau doesn’t spend much time thinking about mesothelioma. He has a life to live. After work on most days, his schedule typically includes his youngest son’s [...]

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Jim Huff and his wife

Jim Huff

Survivor

Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2016, Jim Huff went 15 months with no new tumor growth. His only treatment: A twice-daily dose of CBD oil. When his cancer finally began [...]

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Chris Shelton with wife Tammy

Chris Shelton

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Chris Shelton was back on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle — smiling again — just days after being hospitalized for the second time with a life-threatening [...]

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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.

Randy Boudreaux with wife Jeanette

Randy Boudreaux

Survivor

Pleural mesothelioma survivor Randy Boudreaux struggled to catch his breath a year ago when he made the roundtrip walk to the mailbox at the end of the driveway. It felt like [...]

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Kay Kilpatrick-Simmons with grandkids Claire and Scott

Kay Kilpatrick-Simmons

Survivor

Six years after aggressive surgery for pleural mesothelioma, Kay Kilpatrick-Simmons watched proudly as granddaughter Claire crossed the stage at Marymount High School to accept [...]

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Hatsie with grandchildren

Hatsie H.

Survivor

Twenty months after aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma, Hatsie H. celebrated with her grandchildren by taking the ski lift to the top of Vail Mountain. At [...]

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Darlene Micciche

Darlene Micciche

Survivor

Attending a dinner party with friends became the motivation Darlene Micciche needed while recovering from cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy [...]

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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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Jayda Kelsall

Jayda K.

Survivor

Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Jayda K. didn’t take her increasing pain lying down. The Ottawa, Ontario, resident fought hard to get doctors to recognize her mysterious [...]

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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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