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Thursday, September 26, 2013

From awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, I posted a guest post from a caregiver (Cameron), titled "Being a Caregiver Transformed my Life."   The post was about his wife, Heather's, journey with mesothelioma.  Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.    People diagnosed with it are given less than a year to live.  If you use Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, the Mesothelioma link above will take you to a web site that makes it easy for you to help others learn about this deadly disease.     Simply click on the icon for the social media you use, add a comment if you wish, and it will post to your Facebook timeline or tweet or pin for you.

As soon as I finish this post, I will be heading back over to the site myself to use the social media links on it to help spread the water to others.   If more people know about how many ways we can be exposed to asbestos, hopefully in the future, fewer people will be exposed to it and Mesothelioma diagnoses will become more and more uncommon.

Even if you do not wish to spread the word, I do hope you will take a few minutes to click on the Mesothelioma Awareness Day link above and check out the very easy to read site as it contains information about asbestos exposure (how easy it is to have it occur and the consequences of it) that everyone should know.

Thank you,


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