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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.

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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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Susan Dickman
Survivor
Susan Dickman was told more than once that aggressive cytoreductive surgery, which could last up to 12 hours, might be too risky for her age and stage of disease. They advised her[…]
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Barbara Lappala
Survivor
Almost a year after chemotherapy had failed – and the end looked near – Barbara Lappala was happily hosting another big family gathering, savoring the sockeye salmon and sautéed se[…]
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