Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An Encouraging Life

In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to a beautiful daughter Lily Rose, Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, Heather, together with her husband Cameron, embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Their search eventually led them to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women's hospital. Dr. Sugarbaker recommended a relatively new surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy, a groundbreaking treatment option offered through the International Mesothelioma Program. Although there were some risks associated with the procedure, it also carried promise for the best possible outcome. Heather, with full support from her husband and family, agreed to have the surgery.
Today, Heather Von St. James is a six year mesothelioma cancer survivor and continues to provide unending inspiration to mesothelioma victims around the globe. She carries out her mission to be a beacon of hope for those afflicted with mesothelioma by sharing her story of faith, love and courage both as a keynote speaker at conferences and through social media forums.

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Wanda's Wings said...

bInspiration is always good.

Tigertamer said...

WOW God is so awesome!!!! Thank you in Jesus name for healing Heather!!!!

Thank you for stopping by always appreciate your support

Blessings n hugs

From the Heart said...

God is so good.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that awesome story. :)

Laurie Collett said...

Small world -- Dr. Sugarbaker graduated from Cornell Medical School in NYC 1 year after I did! Praise God for healing Heather! Thank you for the inspiring post.

Peggy said...

Thanks Denise for sharing such awesome testimony of God's touch and this "encouraging life"! God is so good and we thank Him for healing Heather and you in Jesus Name... may He continue to heal and enable through His Holy Spirit all that is needed... Love you soooooooooo much, Peggy