Guest Post: LungLeavin’ Day

Mesothelioma Cancer
Image courtesy of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.
My name is Cameron Von St. James and I am reaching out to you today because I would like to share something special with you. I found your blog while searching for people who’ve posted about resolutions of theirs. I noticed that you’ve done so and I was wondering if you’d be willing to help me with a cause that means a lot to me!
Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis.  She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live.  After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, LungLeavin’ Day was born.  This will be the 8th year that we celebrate!
The purpose of LungLeavin’ Day is to encourage others to face their fears!  Each year, we gather around a fire in our backyard with our friends and family, write our biggest fears on a plate and smash them into the fire.  We celebrate for those who are no longer with us, for those who continue to fight, for those who are currently going through a tough time in their life, and most importantly, we celebrate life! 
This year, we are asking bloggers to participate and spread the word about LungLeavin’ Day.  We created an interactive page  mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday  that tells the full story of our special day.  We hope you will check it out and share it on your blog.  It would mean so much to Heather and I.  Let me know what you think.
Thank you so much,