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Wall Of Hope - Page 2

Our Wall of Hope serves as a testament to the strength and perseverance of mesothelioma survivors and their loved ones who accompany them on their cancer journey. The personal stories they share recount the good times and the bad times many people facing this cancer will experience.

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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.

Maryla and Terry Latham

Terry Latham

Survivor

Maryla Latham remembers vividly the day her husband was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, and driving home together in a numb silence after hearing he had six to 12 months to [...]

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Tamron Little

Survivor

About 99% of the time when I tell people the type of cancer I had, I’m met with blank stares. My favorite comeback line now is, “Have you seen the asbestos exposure [...]

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7-year pleural mesothelioma survivor Emily Ward

Emily Ward

Survivor

My thoughts on awareness of mesothelioma — a cancer I’ve lived with since 2012 — can be summed up in one word: Advocacy. But being an advocate can mean many different [...]

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Tamron Little

Survivor

I never thought I would be saying this, but I tested positive for COVID-19. The virus came to my dwelling place and touched me. Being a mesothelioma cancer survivor, I knew I [...]

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Tamron Little

Survivor

Just by looking at me you would never know that I am a 13-year-and-counting peritoneal mesothelioma survivor. In fact, I have been told that I hide my pain and worries well. [...]

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Emily Ward

Emily Ward

Survivor

One notion has remained true throughout my battle with mesothelioma: I will try just about any treatment as long as it doesn’t have a lasting, negative impact on my quality of [...]

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Margaret and John Fiala

John Fiala

Survivor

Two days after John Fiala underwent his twice-monthly treatment for pleural mesothelioma cancer, he was back on his fishing boat, landing a four-foot blacktip shark off the west [...]

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Theresa and Joe Barna

Joe Barna

Survivor

Joe Barna married the love of his life 13 months after he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma cancer. Today, life is good. Barna is a mesothelioma survivor and a [...]

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John Stathas and wife

John Stathas

Survivor

John Stathas came into this world to help others. He wants to leave that way, too. Stathas, 78, is a pleural mesothelioma survivor who long ago dedicated his life to [...]

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7-year pleural mesothelioma survivor Emily Ward

Emily Ward

Survivor

Before 2012, my life revolved around my five dogs and my career as a registered nurse. All of that changed when I was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Work went away, and I’m [...]

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