Featured Guest – Heather Von St.James ~ a cancer survivor who beat the odds

Heather and Family GoofyWe all have one life to live, and the question is, how do you chose to live it?  I believe we go through the trials in this life to open up the possiblity of seeing life through a different lens.  We all have a choice as to what we see.

I have been blessed over the past couple of weeks to come across Heather.    Her story is no short of inspirational, and reveals the power of the human spirit.   Heather beat the odds when given only a few months left to live.  Heather was diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

Malignant mesothelioma is a  rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s  internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of  mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma  is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70% of cases, and  occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal  mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the  peritoneum and pericardial  mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to  asbestos and the inhalation of asbestos particles. In most cases, mesothelioma  symptoms will not appear in an individual exposed to asbestos until many  years after the exposure has occurred. Those with a past asbestos exposure  history experiencing symptoms should consult a physician with experience in  accurately diagnosing mesothelioma. The  earlier mesothelioma is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be caught at an  early stage. At earlier stages of mesothelioma progression, more treatment  options are available and oftentimes a better prognosis is given. Additional mesothelioma  information and statistics can be found in this section.

HeatherandLily2Heather’s story is certainly inspirational, and believing in the best is certainly one of her mantra’s.   Take some time to click on the link to her website and listen/watch the video, you will be amazed.   We have one life to live, and this story will change your perspective !

www.mesothelioma.com/heather/  Click the play button once you get there.

If you have a story of inspiration please email me @ nesschesters@gmail.com I would love to share it!  Sharing helps others.   May you be blessed!

~Ness

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