Stories of Survival

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
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[…] Read Jerry's Story
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[…] Read Ron's Story
Tamron Little
Survivor
Tamron Little didn’t plan her first pregnancy, but it turned into a bigger blessing than anyone could have imagined. It probably saved her life. Little is a 10-year, peritoneal mes[…] Read Tamron's Story
Lorraine Kember
Caregiver
I was standing beside my husband Brian on the day he learned he had mesothelioma. A young doctor — seemingly indifferent to our reaction — delivered the grave news, and he wasted n[…] Read Lorraine's Story
Linda Foreman
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Linda Foreman doesn’t go anywhere now without her Ojibwa tea. It gives her hope — and life. Foreman, 77, believes the Native American four-herb tea has been i[…] Read Linda's Story
F.X. Dickert
Survivor
Peritoneal mesothelioma survivor F.X. Dickert doesn’t have time to die. His schedule is already full. Dickert, 66, will undergo aggressive surgery in October for the third time in[…] Read F.X.'s Story
Jim Huff
Survivor
Mesothelioma survivor Jim Huff always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but he never quite found the time. Work and family obligations always took precedence — until now. A d[…] Read Jim's Story
Survivor
From my first memory, I have known the comfort that human touch can bring, but never have I appreciated it more than when caregiving for my husband Brian during his mesothelioma il[…] Read 's Story
Chuck Gast
Survivor
Chuck Gast’s daily work commute consists of a half-mile walk to and from his home in Toledo, Ohio. It’s something he’s done since joining Yark Automotive Group in 2007. Gast never[…] Read Chuck's Story
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