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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LUNG LEAVIN' DAY



Heather Von St. James & her daughter, Lily

This is not a funny post, but instead it is a post about hope & ridding yourself of fears.  Nine years ago, when her daughter was three months old, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma & was given fifteen months to live.  Following is part of an email she sent to another blogger:

When I was diagnosed with mesothelioma, as a new mother, I was full of fear. I was only given 15 months to live, and had to undergo a life changing procedure. On February 2nd I had my lung removed, which my sister declared Lung Leavin' Day. We celebrate it every year by writing our biggest fears on a plate, and smashing them into a fire. LungLeavin’ Day grows bigger every year, and I was hoping that you’d be willing to help with this inspiring movement. We are asking a select few bloggers to use their voice to help build hope and awareness. An interactive page has been created to tell my story.


In this video Heather tells her story.


I suggest you go to her interactive page
& leave your fears there.






 

Back to the funny stuff tomorrow----fishducky

 




18 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing, strong and inspiring lady. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. YOU show the same kind of strength!!

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  2. Awesome! I can relate to the dire prognosis and being accused of having rose-colored glasses with my son's severe heart defects. He's been patched and re-patched just to keep him going...they finally gave up predicting his death...he just turned 40 in November. You live in the moment...and live with joy. Good for her!!! :)

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  3. Life is precious. I do not understand why people set up time limits as to when a certain disease will take away a person. Thanks for sharing such an amazing story.

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  4. When Errol asked his liver specialist what stage his cancer was, the doctor replied, "I don't deal in stages, I deal in healing." I can't stand when they give you a time limit, they really do not know. She is such an inspiring woman and this post was very appropriate for me today, as I sit here, alone, wondering about my fears. Stop by, I wrote about our ER visit, with a bit of humor I dug up from somewhere.

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    1. I read your post & left a comment. You know we love you both!!

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  5. I'm glad she found such a positive way to fight for what's important.

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  6. HOORAY for Heather. Not a funny post - but one which produces huge smiles. And inspiration.

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  7. Djan sent me to her site earlier today. What a beautiful and effective way she has of dealing with the really scary things life throws our way.

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    1. I think it would work for a lot of us--I burned some of my fears!!

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    1. Click onto her interactive page, write it & burn it!!

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  9. I've heard Heather's story already and today I went there and smashed my one fear.

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