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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
DiagnosisDiagnosis

Diagnosis

November 21, 2005
SurgerySurgery

Surgery

February 2, 2006
RecoveryRecovery

Recovery

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
Tattoo!Tattoo

Tattoo

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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  • Fall Mesothelioma Awareness: Kayaking 4 Meso

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