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Cameron Von St. James
Survivor advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Cameron is husband to Heather Von St. James, survivor advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, and father to Lily Rose. He, along with Heather and young Lily, had their worlds turned upside down when Heather was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma just three and a half months after Lily was born. Heather was given 15 months to live upon diagnosis. When faced with the very real possibility of raising Lily on his own, he fought alongside Heather in her battle with mesothelioma. It was his determination and refusal to compromise on doctors or treatments that led them to Boston to receive radical surgery from esteemed mesothelioma surgeon, Dr. David Sugarbaker. Heather continues to thrive seven years later.
Like Heather, Cameron is passionate about bringing awareness to mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos exposure. It is his hope that sharing his story will help others battling cancer and the caregivers who provide them care and guidance in their journey. Read Cameron’s blog where he shares his advice on caregiving here.