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.

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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Chuck H.
Survivor
Navy veteran Chuck H. was not a fan of the VA Health Care system -- until he discovered how well it worked in Boston. Chuck, who lives in tiny Charles Town, W.Va., traveled nearly 500 miles…
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John Conway
Survivor
John Conway is already contemplating a marinate recipe for the mahi-mahi he expects to grill when he returns to Florida and hops on his boat this fall, cruising into the Atlantic to start deep-water…
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Patricia Powell Hargrett
Survivor
A smile sweeps across Patricia Powell Hargrett's face. She's just been asked about her 25-year career teaching elementary school children. "I miss the children so much. But I don't miss the…
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Sydney R.
Survivor
Sydney R. never forgot what she learned fighting for her life as a child more than 60 years ago, framing her perspective today as she battles malignant pleural mesothelioma. Don't ever concede. "If…
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Mike T.
Survivor
Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in October 2011, Mike T. knew immediately where he had been exposed to asbestos. While working for Telecom back in 1977, he had spent many hours in installation…
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Kasie Coleman
Survivor
July 1, 2010, was the day that my life changed forever. I was a married mom with two young sons, Wes and Ross. My days consisted of carpool, work, taking my kids to their…
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Paul F.
Survivor
Paul F. spent much of his life as a social worker, aiding those with disabilities, finding jobs for people with a handicap, teaching both children and adults, and always lending a hand to the less fortunate. Even…
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Trina C.
Survivor
It’s hard to forget where you were on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists declared war on America, crashing two commercial jets into New York City’s World Trade Center and[…]
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Jacob H.
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Jacob H. has nothing to gain by touting the benefits of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). He just believes in it. And he believes in helping[…]
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