Guest Blogs

Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Two

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part one of this series, […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part One

Tara DeAugustinis was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in early 2016 at the age of 45. After a few weeks of tests, doctors determined that her cancer was stage 2 and present on her chest wall and right lung.
Following Tara’s diagnosis, her husband, Richard, set up a private website for friends and family to follow along […]


Small Victories and Spotting Moments of Grace

by Marcia Schekel
Some say this is the season to be jolly, to shop and bake and decorate and mail cards, and so much more. They say it is a season of stars, hymns, and candlelight.
Some say it is their favorite time of the year. And all of this may be true for you. Or it […]



Where is the Joy?

by Marcia Schekel
After 8 weeks of painful side effects from treatment, I looked at the CT with my oncologist to see the tumors growing and new ones coming in. I have felt crummy and have limited my activities and my spontaneous availability to friends. My husband is a great gardener — and I grow tumors. […]