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More Stories of Hope

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.

Chris Gibney

Chris Gibney

Survivor

Four years after his pleural mesothelioma diagnosis, Chris Gibney started building the home he always wanted. That’s confidence. This month — 12 years after his diagnosis [...]

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Russell Lamkins and his wife, Sandi

Russell Lamkins

Survivor

Russell Lamkins is in a race against time, hoping to finish the extensive renovation of his waterfront home in southwest Florida before pleural mesothelioma closes the door. He [...]

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Diana Saunders with daughter Rowena

Diana Saunders

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Diana Saunders works out at her local YMCA for at least an hour most days, stretching, walking, lifting and sweating. She travels, dances and laughs. She [...]

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Karen Frantz with her daughter

Karen Frantz

Survivor

Karen Frantz met her peritoneal mesothelioma cancer diagnosis in 2015 with little emotion. “I’m already a survivor. The diagnosis didn’t really faze me as much,” she [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Dave Knapp

Dave Knapp

Survivor

Air Force veteran Dave Knapp was never a U.S. Navy SEAL, but there are times now — after reading "Lone Survivor," a nonfiction American war memoir — that he quietly thinks [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Ruth Phillips

Ruth Phillips

Survivor

Ruth and Glenn Phillips were married in December more than 35 years ago, but they have celebrated their anniversary the past 17 years on July 1. They celebrate life. She is [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Barry Knowles

Barry Knowles

Survivor

Barry Knowles, an Australian man diagnosed with mesothelioma, made cancer headlines in 2015 because of his amazingly long survival — six years — without much [...]

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Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Isabel De La Camara

Isabel De La Camara

Survivor

Peritoneal mesothelioma taught Isabel De La Camara how to live a fuller and happier life — a lesson she has joyfully passed to her three children. Be bold. Be grateful. Be [...]

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