Lung Leavin’ Day
Posted by upliftingthoughts4u
Following is an email I received from Cameron Von St. James. It is a story of strength, facing fears, and the joy of being alive. I want to take this opportunity to share it with you. The interactive page on the bottom is neatly done and well worth your time to click on. The blog, http://www.mesothelioma.com, is well done. Enjoy!
My name is Cameron 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, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis. She 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 her left lung, LungLeavin’ Day was born. On February 2nd, we celebrated 8 years of Heather being cancer free.
The purpose of LungLeavin’ Day is to encourage others to face their fears! Each year, we gather around a fire in our backyard with our friends and family, write our biggest fears on a plate and smash them into the fire. We celebrate for those who are no longer with us, for those who continue to fight, for those who are currently going through a tough time in their life, and most importantly, we celebrate life!
This year, we asked bloggers to participate and spread the word about LungLeavin’ Day. We created an interactive page mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday that tells the full story of our special day. Although the day has passed, we hope you will still check it out and share it on your blog. It would mean so much to Heather and I. Let me know what you think.
Thank you so much,
Cameron Von St. James”