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Wedding to CamWedding to Cam

Wedding to Cam

April 1999
Pregnant with LilyPregnant with Lily

Pregnant with Lily

Summer 2005
Lily's BirthLily's Birth

Lily's Birth

August 2005


November 21, 2005


February 2, 2006


Lung Leavin' DayLung Leavin Day 2008

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2008
Lung Leavin' DayLung Leavin Day 2009

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2009
Lung Leavin' DayLung Leavin Day 2010

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2010
Meso Awareness DayDay

Meso Awareness Day

September 26, 2011


October 2011
Lung Leavin' DayLung Leavin Day 2012

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2012
ADAO ConferenceDay

ADAO Conference

March 2012
Reuters InterviewReuters Interview

Reuters Interview

May 2012
MARF SymposiumMARF Symposium

MARF Symposium

July 2012
Meso Awareness DayMeso Awareness Day

Meso Awareness Day

September 2012
Visit with Dr. SugarbakerDr. Sugarbaker

Visit with Dr. Sugarbaker

October 2012
Lung Leavin' Day 2013Lung Leavin' Day 2013

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2013
MARF SymposiumMARF 2013

MARF Symposium

March 2013
ADAO ConferenceADAO Conference

ADAO Conference

ADAO 2013

My Bio

Heather's Family In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women's hospital.
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My Blog
  • A Matter of Fact: Making the Asbestos Debate Mainstream

    Every once in a while, you get an email that makes you yell out loud. I received one of those emails a few weeks ago, and I literally screamed when I read it...

  • Remembering Dr. David Sugarbaker, Renowned Mesothelioma Expert

    The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is saddened to learn of the passing of renowned mesothelioma expert, Dr. David Sugarbaker. Dr. Sugarbaker accomplished a lot in his lifetime, dedicating his career to finding...

  • Attending the 2018 Minneapolis Mesothelioma Symposium

    The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation recently held its regional symposium in Minneapolis, and I was thrilled to only drive 10 miles to the hotel it was being held, since I live in a suburb of Minneapolis/St...

  • Asbestos Is No Laughing Matter

    Whenever I meet someone new, whether through my volunteer work or advocacy work in Washington D.C., they are almost always surprised that asbestos is not banned, and is still being imported and used today...