Heather is an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When she was diagnosed, she had just given birth to her little girl and was told she had only 15 months to live. Because she beat the odds and is one of few long-term survivors, she is now on a mission to spread awareness of mesothelioma by sharing her personal story.
She told me, “If having cancer has taught me anything, it’s the value of life and the value of gratitude. My diagnosis was in November, and every year during the holiday season, I am reminded of this difficult time. Therefore, I have set out to acknowledge something in my life that I am thankful for every day throughout the month of January.”
This year, she decided to take her story to the blogosphere and this is where she found me. I’ve been so blessed to have been in communication with her and be a part in sharing her story. This January has been a month of reflection for me. Heather had asked what I am most thankful for..I of coarse said my family and friends but most importantly good health. Her story has put life into perspective for me. The past few months, I have heard so many close friends have been shocked with news that there loved ones are sick. Most days, I am so stressed with work trying to build my brands and work my full time job I forget to stop, take a breath, and realize what is most important in life. Never forget to take time for your loved ones even during the most stressful times in your career. They are the “positive vibe”s you will need to get through the toughest and best times in life. Let me ask you, What are you thankful for?
CLICK HERE to read more about Heather Story! She is SUCH an Inspiration to me!