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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.

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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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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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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[…]
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Jerry Lampe
Survivor
Jerry Lampe often does his morning prayer in front of the bathroom mirror, lifted by the visual reassurance — and continued surprise — that he is alive and well. Then another great[…]
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Ron Yutko
Survivor
You can tell a lot about the Yutko family’s approach to cancer by the personalized Christmas card they will be sending this year. No one is giving up or giving in. All five family[…]
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