Mesothelioma is often a fatal diagnosis for an asbestos victim to receive, but some are committed to defying the odds against them.
Heather Von St. James, a mesothelioma survivor, has paved a path of hope for other patients diagnosed with mesothelioma. Diagnosed in 2005, she is still thriving with her family nearly ten years later. Most victims are expected to live just 1-2 years after they are diagnosed with the disease.
Paul Zygielbaum is another mesothelioma survivor who has lived passed the life expectency that doctors predict for most patients. Diagnosed in 2003, Paul continues to fight for the rights of the victims of asbestos exposure, spreading awareness and hope for others.
The accomplishments of these two individuals inspire and motivate other patients everyday. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, don't forget: there are footprints on the moon.