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.

Tom Roland
Survivor
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 left[…]
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Emily Ward
Survivor
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 a sele[…]
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Mark Martin
Survivor
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 Ledges[…]
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Sissy Hoffman
Survivor
Dr. David Sugarbaker left behind a legacy of surgical excellence, groundbreaking advances and unwavering dedication to his patients. Mesothelioma survivor Sissy Hoffman is a living[…]
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Randy Jarreau
Survivor
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 football pract[…]
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Jim Huff
Survivor
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 to p[…]
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Chris Shelton
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Chris Shelton was back on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle — smiling again — just days after being hospitalized for the second time with a life-threatening reac[…]
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Randy Boudreaux
Survivor
Pleural mesothelioma survivor Randy Boudreaux struggled to catch his breath a year ago when he made the roundtrip walk to the mailbox at the end of the driveway. It felt like a ma[…]
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Kay Kilpatrick-Simmons
Survivor
Six years after aggressive surgery for pleural mesothelioma, Kay Kilpatrick-Simmons watched proudly as granddaughter Claire crossed the stage at Marymount High School to accept her[…]
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Hatsie H.
Survivor
Twenty months after aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma, Hatsie H. celebrated with her grandchildren by taking the ski lift to the top of Vail Mountain. At 11,250[…]
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