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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.

Chuck Gast

Chuck Gast

Survivor

Chuck Gast’s daily work commute consists of a half-mile walk to and from his home in Toledo, Ohio. It’s something he’s done since joining Yark Automotive Group in 2007. [...]

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Gene Hartline and his wife, Mickie

Gene Hartline

Survivor

Gene Hartline was ready to concede after doctors at a highly rated, big-city cancer center told him there was little they could do for his advanced-stage mesothelioma. His [...]

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Trina West-Clark

Trina West-Clark

Survivor

Every year, peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Trina West-Clark takes a trip to the casino to have a few cocktails with friends and celebrate another year of living [...]

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Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor Tim Crisler

Tim Crisler

Survivor

Pleural mesothelioma isn’t an issue for Tim Crisler anymore. Aggressive surgery that removed a lung and major parts of his diaphragm 15 years ago eliminated the cancer that [...]

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor Alyssa Hankus

Alyssa Hankus

Survivor

Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at age 15, Alyssa Hankus’ adolescence was anything but normal. She missed nearly her entire freshman year of high school and spent [...]

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Judy Goodson

Judy Goodson

Survivor

Judy Goodson met her mesothelioma diagnosis with uncommon optimism. Instead of focusing on the prognosis or worst case scenario, she thoroughly researched the rare cancer. She [...]

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Lorraine Kember with photo album

Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

Mesothelioma is a cruel disease. As I watched it slowly rob my fit and healthy 52-year-old husband, Brian, of everything he had loved about his life — including the simple [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Jim Madaris

Jim Madaris

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Jim Madaris doesn't worry about tomorrow anymore. He is too busy enjoying today, savoring triumphs large and small. He already has won this [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Yvette King

Yvette King

Survivor

Cancer survivor Yvette King was not about to take a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis sitting down. As an avid runner, she credits her survivorship to exercise, God and becoming her [...]

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Cindy Christopher

Cindy Christopher

Survivor

In one of their last conversations before her 10-hour operation, Cindy Christopher and Dr. James Pingpank talked about roller coasters. She was determined to ride again. He [...]

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