Stories of Survival

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[…] Read Jim's Story
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[…] Read Chris's Story
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[…] Read Randy's Story
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[…] Read Kay's Story
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[…] Read Hatsie's Story
Darlene Micciche
Survivor
Attending a dinner party with friends became the motivation Darlene Micciche needed while recovering from cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC[…] Read Darlene's Story
Jayda K.
Survivor
Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Jayda K. didn’t take her increasing pain lying down. The Ottawa, Ontario, resident fought hard to get doctors to recognize her mysterious pain. Wi[…] Read Jayda's Story
David Broyles
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor David Broyles once worried about living long enough to see the birth of his daughter. Now, almost 22 years later, he will see her graduate from college. He ha[…] Read David's Story
Jim McWhorter
Survivor
Calling Jim and Pam McWhorter the “outdoors type” would be an understatement. The couple traveled regularly, enjoying hiking, camping and kayaking. In August 2014, they hiked 2,000[…] Read Jim's Story
David Doust
Survivor
David Doust is a well-known and respected figure at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, located about an hour south of Perth, Western Australia. Each Monday, he travels roug[…] Read David's Story