I am a 13+ year survivor of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. I was diagnosed just 3 1/2 months after the birth of my baby girl and told I had only 15 months to live. I sought out the world's leading specialist in the disease and am proud to outlive my best case prognosis. While going through treatment, I noticed a distinct lack of awareness and knowledge about mesothelioma and even fewer stories of hope. I started sharing my story by blogging and by talking with news outlets about mesothelioma. I started speaking at fundraisers and conferences all over the country to help raise money for research. My passion for advocating for others is what fuels my fire to lobby for a ban on asbestos and to raise money to find a cure for mesothelioma. I will not stop until there is a cure, and asbestos use is banned in the U.S. I am honored to represent the mesothelioma community and so appreciate your endorsement.
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