I had heard the word “mesothelioma,” but until two days ago, I had no idea what it was.
That’s when I received this email from Cameron Von St. James (forgive me CVStJ, I paraphrase a bit):
I found your blog while searching for people who’ve posted about a fear of theirs…
Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis.
She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live.
She had surgery to remove her left lung – and miraculously, this year, on February 2, we celebrate the 8th anniversary of that surgery.
We call that day LungLeavin’ Day.
Their mission to help people look at their fears and take a humorous approach to overcoming them (when you check it out, you’ll find the fun pun).
It reminded me of my time on the Greek Island of Corfu…and definitely made me smile.
So go on – think of the miracles awaiting us all – and think of Heather and Cameron and Lily. Take a break. Smile a little. Sma