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Wall Of Hope - Page 7

Our Wall of Hope serves as a testament to the strength and perseverance of mesothelioma survivors and their loved ones who accompany them on their cancer journey. The personal stories they share recount the good times and the bad times many people facing this cancer will experience.

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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.

Ellis Gill with his grandson

Ellis Gill


Mesothelioma survivor Ellis Gill never felt so good about a round of golf. There were no thunderous drives, no long birdie putts and not many pars along the way, but he walked [...]

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Andy Ashcraft and his wife Ruth at Relay For Life

Andy Ashcraft


Mesothelioma survivor Andy Ashcraft unexpectedly took on the role of caregiver Sunday morning when his wife and caregiver, Ruth Ashcraft, collapsed at an American Cancer Society [...]

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Linda Chitwood with her husband and mesothelioma survivor Lannie Chitwood

Linda Chitwood


Linda Chitwood is one of the unsung heroes, an often forgotten warrior in the horror of asbestos-related cancer. She is a caregiver, a life she was dealt almost nine years ago [...]

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Duane Bunkowske with daughter Melanie Cruse

Melanie Cruse


Melanie Cruse ran the grueling Boston Marathon last month with an inspiring breeze at her back, lifting her through each hill she climbed and every stride she took. Her father, [...]

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Mary Lyons with Kailani

Mary Lyons


Mesothelioma survivor Mary Lyons flew to Paris earlier this month accompanied by her two most prized possessions — a juicer and a border collie named Kailani. Together, they [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Sallie Morton

Sallie Morton


Sallie Morton has been known for years as the “Party Girl” at California’s The Terraces of Los Gatos retirement community, and she uses any excuse to uncork the celebratory [...]

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Lorraine Kember


I was 14 when my school pal introduced me to her 18-year-old cousin, Brian Kember. It didn’t take long for me to realize he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life [...]

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Australian mesothelioma survivor Mike T. and his family

Mike T.


Mike T. is not a man to take things lying down. Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in Oct. 2011, he takes the disease in stride and refuses to let the cancer take control of his [...]

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Radar imagery of 1999's Hurricane Vance in Australia.

Lorraine Kember


It was 1999, and my husband, Brian, and I had been happily married for 30 years and living in Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia. Brian’s love of fishing motivated our nearly [...]

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Frank S. with his family at Walt Disney World

Frank S.


Frank S. celebrated his three-year survival mark by taking all six grandchildren and their parents to Walt Disney World last month, providing a weekend they would long [...]

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