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.

Rich D.
Survivor
Rich D. opened the door and gazed with amazement at his posh suite on the 26th floor of the luxurious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, private sauna, flat-screen TVs throughout, super-[…]
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Kasie Coleman
Survivor
BATON ROUGE, La. — Kasie Coleman is like a buzz saw without a stop switch now, whirling from one task to the next, leaving dust in her wake and anyone trying to follow,[…]
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Antonio L.
Survivor
Will L. spends a lot of time now worrying about his father’s health. He often wonders how different things might be if his father had never left Ecuador 45 years ago to creat[…]
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Rosalie C.
Survivor
Rosalie C. carries an iPad with a message that she sees each time it awakens, helping inspire her through the good times and the bad: “Life isn’t about waiting for the[…]
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Sara B.
Survivor
Sara B. watched her own life change dramatically, from a shocking diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma cancer into an inspiring comeback story. She also watched her oldest son, Joh[…]
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Heather H.
Survivor
Heather H. moved to Colorado 16 years ago to enjoy the great outdoors, reveling in the freedom that came with hiking, biking and especially snowboarding down those winding, wi[…]
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Ken S.
Survivor
U.S. Navy veteran Ken S. made his living for decades as a poker player, learning to survive, and often thrive, at the table with the hand he was dealt. He knew this was no time to[…]
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Nick P.
Survivor
Eight months after he was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, Nick P. walked into his local Dodge dealership in Colorado Springs, kicked a few tires, and drove away with[…]
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Andy A.
Survivor
Andy A. beat the odds in 2004 by surviving a horrific, 70 mph motorcycle crash that propelled him into a concrete retaining wall, breaking his pelvis and collarbone, three ribs, bo[…]
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Odell R.
Survivor
Sydney R. never heard a sales pitch like this before, and certainly never expected it from a renowned, big-city thoracic surgeon who was trying to convince her wavering grandfather[…]
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