LungLeavin’ Day

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Heather Von St. James

Today I am here to spread the word about something wonderful: LungLeavin’ Day(held on February 2nd).  I recently became acquainted via the world wide web with Cameron and his wife Heather from Minnesota.   I received this email from Cameron:

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.  This will be the 8th year that we celebrate!

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!

What a fantastic idea.  I am totally going participate and most likely you’ll see the footage.  Life is such a gift.  Let’s treat it as such and be thankful for what we have.

Check out their website on Lung Leavin’ Day (it’s very cool!)

http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday/#.UtjS6f1mneg

And here’s the link to Cameron’s blog:

http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/cameron/

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