Friday, April 25, 2014

Raising Awereness about Another Important Cause

I've been away a bit just enjoying springtime with the family, but I got an interesting email from a reader a couple of weeks back.  Her name is Heather Von St. James and she's a cancer survivor.  Her story is one I wanted to share, especially because the cause of her cancer is 100% preventable.  You see, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.  She's made it part of her life's mission to spread the word about the dangers of asbestos and the fact that it can be found in all kinds of products and locations around the US.  Thirty million pounds of it are still being used each year in new products the US.  I had no idea that was the case.  Did you?  It's the number one cause of occupational cancer in the US and we can help stop it.
Please take a moment and read more about Heather's journey and how we can all help by visiting  And thanks for taking the time!

1 comment:

The Dayton's said...

My sweet Daddy had the same cancer, but it went pretty much undiagnosed until his last two months of life...he hand packed that nasty stuff around plumbing and pipes in attics in the early 1950's. He lived a good and strong life until 80 years old, and rib pain set in. He is at home now with His Lord & Savior! Thanks for sharing, Therese