Interviews With Survivors

Wall Of Hope - Page 7

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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.

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Melanie Ball


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.


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


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 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.


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


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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Kasie Coleman


As cancer patients, we deal with many ups and downs related to our condition, from learning about your devastating diagnosis to dealing with the side effects of [...]

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Mesothelioma survivor Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach


Virginia Beach spent four years researching and writing hundreds of pages of family history. She began her memoirs with her ancestors' voyage to America on the Mayflower in [...]

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