hvsj signature

I was given just 15 months to live.

This is my story. Watch now.

 

Use your voice to help build hope and awareness.
Please, share my story.

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest

Timeline

Wedding to Cam

Wedding to Cam

April 1999
Pregnant with Lily

Pregnant with Lily

Summer 2005
Lily's Birth

Lily's Birth

August 2005
Diagnosis

Diagnosis

November 21, 2005
Surgery

Surgery

February 2, 2006
Recovery

Recovery

2006
Lung Leavin Day 2008

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2008
Lung Leavin Day 2009

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2009
Lung Leavin Day 2010

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2010
Day

Meso Awareness Day

September 26, 2011
Tattoo

Tattoo

October 2011
Lung Leavin Day 2012

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2012
Day

ADAO Conference

March 2012
Reuters Interview

Reuters Interview

May 2012
MARF Symposium

MARF Symposium

July 2012
Meso Awareness Day

Meso Awareness Day

September 2012
Dr. Sugarbaker

Visit with Dr. Sugarbaker

October 2012
Lung Leavin' Day 2013

Lung Leavin' Day

February 2, 2013
MARF 2013

MARF Symposium

March 2013
ADAO 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.
Continue Reading ›

My social networking channels:
Connect with Heather Von St. James on Twitter Connect with Heather Von St. James on Facebook. Connect with Heather Von St. James on Google+
Stay up to date by joining my mailing list:

My Blog
  • My Decade of Survivorship

    Today is a day I was never meant to live, this year was one I wasn’t supposed to see, this life is one I wasn’t supposed to have...

  • Breathing New Life Into Lung Leavin' Day

    Every year following Lung Leavin’ Day, I write a recap of the evening. This year I wanted to do something a little different. I know the event has a huge effect on people, and in the last couple of years...

  • Reflecting on the "Firsts" of 2014

    As a society, we put a huge emphasis on our children’s “firsts”: baby’s first tooth, baby’s first steps. The first birthday, the first day of school. Oh my, how I remember that day with Lily! So many of...

  • The Importance of Support for Cancer Patients

    When I was diagnosed with mesothelioma, I felt more isolated than I ever had in my life.. I was a mere 36 years young and told I had an incredibly rare cancer that, in most cases, was diagnosed in much...