Friday, 26 September 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

As I mentioned last week, my inbox is often flooded with PR emails, asking me to promote products or blog about the latest range, but now and then I get an email from someone reaching out for help with something very important. 

I was contact by Cam last week, who asked if could share his wife Heather's story. Mesothelioma is something, I will admit, I'd never heard of, so I really wanted to share the information with you and raise awareness for this rare illness. I'm going to hand over to Cam and then direct you to the information at the bottom of the post. 



Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Three months after she gave birth to our daughter Lily, she was told she only had 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she is thriving more than ever. 

Since Heather is one of a few survivors, our family has made it our lives mission to spread awareness of mesothelioma: a preventable disease that takes so many innocent lives. In honor of the 10th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26th) we are reaching out to bloggers to help us spread the word by dedicating a blog post to share some eye opening facts and statistics you didn't know about mesothelioma. 



I am delighted to hear Heather is doing well, but it's scary to think how prevalent this still is. I know I remember as a child in 80s and 90s buildings and my school for one, being closed down to remove asbestos, but it's still there and in other countries sadly it's still being used. How scary is that? 

You can read more about Heather and mesothelioma here >


and follow Heather here >




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1 comment:

  1. I posted on this today too as I was contacted by Heather. Unfortunately my lovely dad died of this 2 years ago! It is scary as when my Dad was diagnosed so many friends who do building work said they had removed it without protective equipment for cash in hand not really knowing the risks

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