Stories of Survival

Col. Doug Thomas
Survivor
Colonel Doug Thomas believes that his 21-year career in the U.S. Army has prepared him well for the fight of his life. Malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with no[…] Read Col.'s Story
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 li[…] Read Terry's Story
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 co[…] Read John's Story
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 stunning remin[…] Read Joe's Story
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 improving the[…] Read John's Story
Ron Green
Survivor
Three years after being diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, Ron Green proudly walked his youngest daughter down the aisle in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Charlotte, N[…] Read Ron's Story
Tammy House
Survivor
Tammy House didn’t need a specialist or a big-city cancer center to beat the long odds and become an inspirational mesothelioma survivor. She did it her way. House, 49, lives in Po[…] Read Tammy's Story
Tammy Frank
Survivor
Tammy Frank recently filled her kitchen with more than a dozen friends and family, all gathered to help bake enough Christmas cookies to feed an army. Spreading holiday cheer is an[…] Read Tammy's Story
Wally Rogers
Survivor
Wally Rogers should be back on the ski slope by early December, strong enough to cruise comfortably down picturesque Harper Mountain, not far from his home in Kamloops, British Col[…] Read Wally's Story
Tina Herford
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Tina Herford is a testament to a rare combination of positive thinking, excellence in specialized care and the power of prayer. She is proof that miracles hap[…] Read Tina's Story