All or Nothing Day
Did you know July 26th is All or Nothing Day? I wasn’t aware of it till Heather Von St. James a Mesothelioma cancer survivor, blogger, and mother, invited me join her and many others around the world in an All or Nothing Day (AOND) celebration.
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Long considered a miracle material, asbestos boasts excellent fire- and heat- resistant properties. This naturally-occurring mineral, is now known to be a human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). To this day, asbestos has not been banned despite deaths and lawsuits.
Heather’s story of recovery is an inspiration, and I highly recommend you read more about her here. Heather is sharing her personal story of inspiration to help other mesothelioma victims around the globe and to help spread hope and awareness for others going through this, in hope that one day no one else will have to. Her story is one of faith, love and courage and living each day with a positive outlook despite the cards you have been dealt.
July 26th is All or Nothing Day, and Heather had to learn the hard way to live her life to the fullest. All or Nothing Day is about devoting time to live life meaningfully, to be bold, and to push yourself to do things that you’ve always wanted to do. So, here’s a reminder to live life, as you deserve to be fully alive. You have only one life to live, and you must live it now!!
Do stop by Heather’s blog and read her inspiring story.
I am glad to be a part of this of this project to raise awareness as from awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life!
July 26, 2015 10:37 pm|
Heather’s story is truly inspiring, Shilpa. I featured her story back in July 2013 on my blog – via a guest post by Cameron, her husband. Just amazing. So lovely to see your post!
July 30, 2015 12:40 am|
Oh wow! That’s wonderful, Vidya! Will check out Cameron’s post on your blog. Heather is truly inspiring!
July 26, 2015 10:51 pm|
Yes, asbestos needs to be banned ASAP. Thanks for spreading the word . . .
July 30, 2015 12:41 am|
July 27, 2015 2:40 am|
I remember back in grade school people thinking it ‘irresponsible’ that the auditorium curtain did not have asbestos in it.
Then a few years ago, when I worked at the residential center for adults with MR/DD that is in the town where we used to live, the homes were sent into upheaval for weeks while they rushed to get the asbestos-containing materials OUT of the homes. I’d like to think it was because they were actually concerned for the residents and staff.
Anyway, thank you (and Heather) for helping to spread the news about mesothelioma
July 30, 2015 12:43 am|
Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad that they removed this deadly carcinogen! Thanks for reading, LuAnn 🙂
July 27, 2015 11:47 am|
Thanks for this inspiring post shilpa and Heather, I did not know about this day and appreciate you all for spreading the word..
July 30, 2015 12:47 am|
Thank you, Genevive!
July 28, 2015 2:10 pm|
Her story is so inspiring… People face so many obstacles, fight so many battles and still continue doing so and inspire people…Thanks for sharing this Shilpa..
July 30, 2015 12:48 am|
Overcoming all odds and emerging victorious and giving hope and inspiration to others is simply commendable, indeed! Thanks for reading, Nabanita!
July 28, 2015 7:34 pm|
Thanks for such an inspiring post Shilpa :).
July 30, 2015 12:48 am|
My pleasure, Harini!
July 29, 2015 9:37 am|
Very inspiring to read this first thing in the morning!
July 30, 2015 12:49 am|