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.

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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

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.

Survivor

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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Lorraine Kember

Caregiver

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.

Survivor

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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Melanie Ball

Caregiver

Dad was a provider. His top priority: Taking care of his family, financially and otherwise. It was his life’s ambition, and he did it well. He worked his at the same paper [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Pete K.

Pete K.

Survivor

Pete K. traveled back to his high school days, as a serious wrestler and football player, in explaining how he has fought off the malignant pleural mesothelioma that should have [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Kathy A.

Kathy Angerman

Survivor

Kathy Angerman stopped climbing the 12-foot ladder to clean the cathedral ceilings at home because her grown children kept insisting it was getting too dangerous. She responded [...]

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Rolando and his wife at Sturgis

Rolando L.

Survivor

Survivor Rolando L. punched pleural mesothelioma in the face. After finishing his chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment in July, Rolando defiantly celebrated in August [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Peter L.

Peter L.

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor and U.S. Navy veteran Peter L. has good reason to feel discouragement today. He has an even better reason to keep fighting through it. He loves what he [...]

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Mesothelioma Survivor John Owens and his wife, Colleen

John Owens

Survivor

Mesothelioma survivor John Owens still remembers driving himself to the hospital in the predawn darkness for the life-changing surgery that removed his left lung, much of his [...]

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