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.

Melanie Ball
Caregiver
Dad was a provider. His top priority: Taking care of his family, financially and otherwise. It was his life’s ambition, and he did it well. He worked his at the same paper mill in[…]
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Pete K.
Survivor
Pete K. traveled back to his high school days, as a serious wrestler and football player, in explaining how he has fought off the malignant pleural mesothelioma that should have ki[…]
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Kathy Angerman
Survivor
Kathy Angerman stopped climbing the 12-foot ladder to clean the cathedral ceilings at home because her grown children kept insisting it was getting too dangerous. She responded by[…]
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Rolando L.
Survivor
Survivor Rolando L. punched pleural mesothelioma in the face. After finishing his chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment in July, Rolando defiantly celebrated in August by r[…]
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Peter L.
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor and U.S. Navy veteran Peter L. has good reason to feel discouragement today. He has an even better reason to keep fighting through it. He loves what he does.
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John Owens
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor John Owens still remembers driving himself to the hospital in the predawn darkness for the life-changing surgery that removed his left lung, much of his diaph[…]
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Kasie Coleman
Survivor
As cancer patients, we deal with many ups and downs related to our condition, from learning about your devastating diagnosis to dealing with the side effects of treatments. While I[…]
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Virginia Beach
Survivor
Virginia Beach spent four years researching and writing hundreds of pages of family history. She began her memoirs with her ancestors’ voyage to America on the Mayflower in 1[…]
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Kasie Coleman
Survivor
It’s been nine months since I last wrote about my experiences as a mesothelioma survivor and small-business owner in Baton Rouge — and plenty has happened in my life. I launc[…]
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Richard M.
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Richard M. smiled when the mother of a fourth-grader recently thanked him and the rest of the White County School Board in Tennessee for implementing the new[…]
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