Mother + Survivor = Hero


I wanted to share a inspiration with you and her name is Heather Von St. James.

Just three months after giving birth to her little girl, Lilly Rose, Heather was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and given only 15 months to live.  This was not acceptable to this fighter.  Heather and her husband sought out an amazing doctor, Dr. David Sugarbaker.

Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending….

Heather is now a seven-year mesothelioma cancer survivor who is sharing her story to inspire others and spread awareness.  As her diagnoses was in November, she likes to use this month to inspire others with her story and asks people to share what they are thankful for.  This is a challenging task of me because I don’t know what to pick!

I am thankful for my amazing husband, Brandon and our perfect little baby, Piper Jubilee.  I am thankful for my mother, family and my health.  Last, but not least, I am thankful for people like Heather who survive through the bad times and help inspire others to do the same.

Please help Heather out by sharing her story and what you are truly thankful for.  To learn more about Heather and her story, please visit

All my best wishes to Heather and her family this holiday season.


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