Mary Hesdorffer

Looking for Inspiration

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
I found myself on the treadmill looking for inspiration to go the extra mile. Two miles into it and I am running out of steam. I am not an ESPN fan, which means that I have to take inspiration from another source. Into my mind pops […]


A Look at the Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act was first introduced in the Senate by Senators Bennet ( D-CO), Hatch (R-UT) and Burr (R-NC). Two months later, Congresswoman DeGette (D-CO) and Congressman Bilbray (R-CA) introduced the act in the House of Representatives. The bills, which received bipartisan […]


Caregiver Burnout: The Unspoken Suffering of the Caregiver

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Speak to any caregiver and they will share with you the rewards of caring for a loved one when tragedy strikes. In the beginning, the tasks are met and the list items ticked off one by one. It feels good to be unselfish; the endorphins are […]


Thank You from Mary Hesdorffer

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
It feels like a time warp as we move from project to project, one day blending into the next. We are deeply immersed in planning three regional conferences before this year ends, and projecting what is in store for us in 2015.
I would like to take […]


Holiday Suggestions for the Bereaved

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Having suffered a profound loss can make the holidays appear to be the most dreaded time of year. How do you cope when others around you are caught up in the giddiness of the holidays and you find yourselves perhaps a little resentful of their good cheer? […]