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This page will feature the stories of mesothelioma patients and other victims of asbestos, as well as stories from their friends and loved ones. We hope that the stories posted here will provide insight into the effects of mesothelioma and inspiration to continue to fight against this terrible disease. We will also post information on how to contact others who are willing to talk about their experiences and lend a compassionate ear.

“It is pretty shattering to be told you have cancer, for the person concerned and for the family. If it is of a kind for which so far there is very little that can be done, it can assume an even greater terror.

This is why, when offered a place on a drugs research trial, I gladly accepted. I knew it may not work, this was fully explained to me, but I had to try. It may not be working for me, but for someone else, who knows?

What is working for me is the power of prayer and the strength of my faith in God! Cancer, nasty and awful though it is, cannot stand against that; it can severely afflict the body and the struggle against it may be hard, but holding on to God’s love and trusting Him will ensure that the spirit remains strong, and cancer cannot quench the spirit.”

- G. E. Hesketh, March 2001

If you would like to post a story about yourself or someone you know who is or has battled mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, or if you would like information about contacting other MIRG friends who have done the same, please contact us.

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential unless you indicate otherwise. Thank you for your participation. We wish you good luck and continued strength.

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