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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 2013 ADAO Conference “Meet the Speaker” Series 

Posted on December 17, 2012

Register today for the March 22-24, 2013 conference in Washington, D.C.! 

To introduce you to our extraordinary ADAO “The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment”  conference speakers, ADAO is featuring a weekly Meet the Speaker blog! This week, meet Heather Von St. James, a mesothelioma patient, whose conference session is entitled North America: Turning Anger to ActionCLICK HERE TO READ MORE MEET THE SPEAKER BLOGS 

Heather Von St. James is a 44-year-old wife to Cameron and mom to 7 year old Lily Rose. Diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the young age of 36, just 3 1/2 months after the birth of her one and only child, Heather is now a 7-year survivor of the disease. She is a strong advocate for The International Mesothelioma Program and Dr. David Sugarbaker’s work, ADAO, and Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. She, along with her husband, blog for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. She spends her spare time volunteering at her daughter’s school, being with friends and family and living life to the fullest. Her favorite quote is, “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” And this is how she lives her life. Her goal is to bring about hope to mesothelioma patients and awareness regarding the disease.

Read and share Heather’s story, “The Value of My Life in Dollars and Tears” and view her 2011 ADAO video presention.

To view the complete ADAO Conference presentation video library, click here.