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Wall Of Hope - Page 4

Our Wall of Hope serves as a testament to the strength and perseverance of mesothelioma survivors and their loved ones who accompany them on their cancer journey. The personal stories they share recount the good times and the bad times many people facing this cancer will experience.

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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.

Mesothelioma survivor Barbara Lappala

Barbara Lappala


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 [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Loretta Wilbur

Loretta Wilbur


Loretta Wilbur has turned her diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma into a way to help others in need. She wants to give back. Wilbur doesn’t just pray for herself [...]

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Marian Levin with daughter

Marian Levin


In 2015, malignant pleural mesothelioma interrupted the 57-year Thanksgiving Day family tradition that Marian Levin loved so much. It broke her heart, but it didn’t break [...]

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Glenn Hovater

Glenn Hovater


Glenn Hovater made the jump from Mafia to ministry long before he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, providing the backdrop for the fight of his life. Time moves a lot quicker [...]

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Tom and Joanne Roland

Tom Roland


Tom Roland remembers vividly his last checkup with mesothelioma treatment pioneer Dr. David Sugarbaker back in March, almost two years after his aggressive surgery. Sugarbaker [...]

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Emily Ward


Emily Ward retired from nursing after 43 years following her pleural mesothelioma diagnosis. But she never stopped helping people. She served on her local community board as [...]

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Mark Martin

Mark Martin


Mark Martin has been racing motorcycles for the last 47 years. He sees no reason to stop now. Martin, 58, is a mesothelioma survivor who plans to race this spring at Nelson [...]

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Sissy Hoffman and Dr. David Sugarbaker

Sissy Hoffman


Dr. David Sugarbaker left behind a legacy of surgical excellence, groundbreaking advances and unwavering dedication to his patients. Mesothelioma survivor Sissy Hoffman is a [...]

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Randy Jarreau and wife Penelope

Randy Jarreau


Randy Jarreau doesn’t spend much time thinking about mesothelioma. He has a life to live. After work on most days, his schedule typically includes his youngest son’s [...]

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Jim Huff and his wife

Jim Huff


Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2016, Jim Huff went 15 months with no new tumor growth. His only treatment: A twice-daily dose of CBD oil. When his cancer finally began [...]

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