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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.

Don Berlin and his wife Sharon

Don B.


Mesothelioma survivor Don Berlin just doesn’t sit very well, living instead by the words of wisdom his doctor said two days after his aggressive surgery — "Don't stop [...]

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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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