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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.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor Alyssa Hankus

Alyssa Hankus

Survivor

Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at age 15, Alyssa Hankus’ adolescence was anything but normal. She missed nearly her entire freshman year of high school and spent [...]

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Judy Goodson

Judy Goodson

Survivor

Judy Goodson met her mesothelioma diagnosis with uncommon optimism. Instead of focusing on the prognosis or worst case scenario, she thoroughly researched the rare cancer. She [...]

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Lorraine Kember with photo album

Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

Mesothelioma is a cruel disease. As I watched it slowly rob my fit and healthy 52-year-old husband, Brian, of everything he had loved about his life — including the simple [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Jim Madaris

Jim Madaris

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor Jim Madaris doesn't worry about tomorrow anymore. He is too busy enjoying today, savoring triumphs large and small. He already has won this [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Yvette King

Yvette King

Survivor

Cancer survivor Yvette King was not about to take a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis sitting down. As an avid runner, she credits her survivorship to exercise, God and becoming her [...]

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Cindy Christopher

Cindy Christopher

Survivor

In one of their last conversations before her 10-hour operation, Cindy Christopher and Dr. James Pingpank talked about roller coasters. She was determined to ride again. He [...]

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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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