Sunday, March 23, 2014

Asbestos Awareness Week

I received an email that said the following-

Hi there!
My name is Heather Von St. James and I was wondering if you'd be willing to help me with a cause that means a lot to me!
Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. I had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of my left lung, I made it my life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and it’s cause.
Asbestos Awareness Week is just around the corner and I was hoping you would be willing to help spread the word. Asbestos has been used for many applications in the past including building materials in homes, office buildings, and naval ships. It is STILL not banned in the United States today.
This year, I am asking bloggers to participate and spread the word about Asbestos Awareness Week by being a Voice for the Victims. You can find my awareness page here:
I hope you will check it out and share it on your blog. From awareness grows hope.. Each voice could save a life!
Hope to hear from you,
Heather Von St. James

Heather, you are quite a strong and amazing woman to be continuing the fight. I'm really glad you are doing well and I'm happy to share your story with whoever will listen. I don't write in Amaey's blog that often but this is a good reason too.