Monday, June 16, 2014

For a Good Cause

My dear readers,
I am sharing the following email I received from Ms. Heather, who is a Mesothelioma Cancer survivor and she is on a mission to spread the awareness on this deadly disease. I apologize for not being able to write a researched piece on the same, however to keep my word to help her in her pursue, I dare to reproduce the mail she sent me (with due respects to you Heather).
For those of you who may be interested to know further, kindly follow on the links provided by the writer. 

" I’m reaching out to you today in hopes that you will help me with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. At age 36, just 3 ½ months after my first and only child, Lily, was born, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma and given 15 months to live. Miraculously, I beat the odds and I’m still here eight years later.
Mesothelioma is considered one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers; most people are given just one year to live upon diagnosis. There is no known cure for mesothelioma and the future continues to look grim as attention to the disease as well as research funding continues to decline. The only known cause of ‘meso’ is exposure to asbestos, which is still not banned in the US. Sadly, it doesn’t look like asbestos will be banned anytime soon, as there is too much money being made by using this deadly mineral.
Since May is National Cancer Research Month, I’ve made it my personal mission to try and spread awareness of this rare, preventable disease. The more people that know about this cancer, the more lives are potentially saved! Would you be willing to share the site that I blog for with your readers? The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has tons of information about the disease, asbestos exposure, and is also where my husband and I blog about our journey with mesothelioma.
Please let me know what you think :-) From awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life.
All my best,
Heather"


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