What if you only had 300 days to live?

Photo Courtesy of Natasha In Oz.

Photo Courtesy of Natasha In Oz.

Tomorrow marks the start of Asbestos Awareness Week 2014. To learn more, visit Mesothelioma.com/Heather/Awareness.

I was recently contacted by a man whose wife, against all odds, recovered from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She is a loving mother and wife, and her family wants to raise and spread awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma to save lives.

Her husband asked me to help spread awareness, and I couldn’t be happier to do so. Visit their website to learn more about mesothelioma, so we can work together to spread awareness this week.

Each year, about 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, and they are usually given 300 days to live. 300. Let that sink in. that’s about 10 months – less than one year. Could you imagine?

Mayo Clinic defines  mesothelioma as “a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure is not possible.”

For most, there is no cure, so they have to make the most of their 300 days. Luckily, mesothelioma is preventable.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled asbestos. Others are exposed to asbestos in their homes without even realizing it. I want to help Heather and her family spread awareness. Again, please visit their website to help save lives.

Here are some important facts about asbestos:

Did You Know Facts

 

Read those facts again. No amount of asbestos is safe. Just because there are no immediate effects, doesn’t mean asbestos is not dangerous and harmful. Please help spread the word and save lives.

My blog is all about helping you guys stay healthy, and I hope we can all spread awareness this week to keep each other healthy forever! I am always open to post suggestions, and I love hearing from you readers. Please feel free to contact me anytime with suggestions, and I will try my best to help you!

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2 thoughts on “What if you only had 300 days to live?

  1. My dad passed away at 52 from this. In my old house, all of the cast iron pipes in the basement were wrapped in asbestos, and he had his workshop down there. He didn’t have 300 days. This is an excellent post, and I hope that people read it and protect themselves and their loved ones!

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