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Wife Was Given 15 months to Live After Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

Von St. James familyMesothelioma Patient is Given 15 Months to Live!

My name is Cameron Von St. James and I was thrown into the role of caregiver when my wife, Heather, was diagnosed with a very rare and deadly cancer called mesothelioma, just three months after the birth of our only child.  We were initially told that she could have less than 15 months to live, but she was able to defy the odds and eventually beat the cancer.  During her treatment, I had to learn quickly to be an effective caregiver, and there were many times when I became overwhelmed and beaten down by the role, but we managed to fight through it together.  We recently participated in a short video about my wife’s cancer experience, which we hope to use to raise awareness and support for people fighting illness, and the caregivers who fight alongside them.

Here is the link to the video:  https://can.cr/heather

 

Cameron Von St. James
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
https://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/cameron/

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In lieu of all the tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters this year, Diane Keefe is going to talk to you about what you might need to consider in packing your Emergency Preparedness bag.  Click on this link to watch the video:

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