Stories of Survival

Emily Ward
Survivor
Emily Ward was a widely admired, long-time pleural mesothelioma survivor – an inspiration to so many – but never in her own eyes. She lived to help others, focusing on the pro[…] Read Emily's Story
Tamron Little
Survivor
I’ve heard so many people say that after they have been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, or any cancer for that matter, they don’t know what to do. I understand, because I[…] Read Tamron's Story
Thoracic Surgeon Dr. David Sugarbaker died in 2018, leaving a legacy that went well beyond his pioneering efforts and acclaimed expertise in treating pleural mesothelioma cancer. H[…] Read Lisa's Story
Tamron Little
Survivor
I got invited to the White House! So, what would you do if you got invited to the White House? You would go, of course! That’s exactly what I did when I got the invitation to the C[…] Read Tamron's Story
Cheryl Pilkington remembers riding on the weekends as a child to her father’s workshop – a matchplate foundry – and happily playing with her big sister in the thick plaster dust th[…] Read Cheryl's Story
Patricia Stevens
Survivor
Patricia Stevens has traveled through 47 states and 63 countries, covering five continents in her lifetime – and she isn’t done yet. Her treasure chest of memories will continue t[…] Read Patricia's Story
Quincy Jones
Survivor
There is nothing funny about malignant mesothelioma – unless Quincy Jones is part of the conversation. He will make you laugh every time.        […] Read Quincy's Story
Trina Reif
Survivor
 A lot of life can be lived in 20 years, and Trina Reif is proof of that. Now in her 21st year as a mesothelioma survivor, Trina counts every family milestone as a blessing.  “I sa[…] Read Trina's Story
Jose Perez
Survivor
Eight months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma – and declining an aggressive treatment regimen – Jose Perez was biking through his neighborhood like he does every morning, no[…] Read Jose's Story
Daniel McCarthy
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Daniel McCarthy has better things to do than sit at home lamenting his future with pleural mesothelioma cancer. The sky is still his limit. The free-spirited[…] Read Daniel's Story