A Truly Inspiring Story

I’ve had a horrible week. My daughter got sick with a cold and has been sleeping in our bed leading to us not really sleeping well. I’ve had a bunch of things on the go as I prepare to go back to school. (Yes, back to school after 10 years of being out of school!) I’ve been stressed out wondering how I will work full time, take care of my 2 year old daughter and do a part time Masters program. It seems like a full plate, but I know it can be done. I’ve been miserable and depressed as I have had a crazy rash on my whole face that started 11 weeks ago and seems to keep getting worse. It’s bumpy, raw, red, itchy and peeling. I’ve been having a pity party all week saying “why me?”, “why do these things always seem to happen to me?”. I’ve been feeling achy and sore and wondering if I am getting my daughter’s cold. My husband has been working like a mad man on a condo project so I never see him anymore. The list could go on and on.

Then, it happened. I had received a post from another mom on my blog asking me if I could read her blog and to tell her what  I thought. She asked me to repost it on my blog. I took the time today to read her blog and watch the video that was on it. Within 2 minutes, my eyes were filled with tears and I became truly touched by her amazing story. I emailed her back and told her how amazing her story was and I promised her that I would post it on my blog. Reading her story put my life and complaints back into perspective. Here I was complaining about red itchy bumps on my face and feeling stressed and rundown over decisions that I had made for myself when this mom had battled life threatening cancer and beat the odds.

Heather’s story is truly inspiring. Please watch the video and read her blog at:



This is my story. Watch now.

Heather's FamilyIn 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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I am a mother to 2 beautiful girls with a degree in Occupational Therapy. This blog is about the chronicles of my daily life with my daughters as well as the laughter and frustration that goes along with trying to be "super mom" and play numerous roles; wife, mother, daughter, employee, friend, and student.
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