Steve Wride was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in June of 2009. Remarkably, Steve continues to beat the odds, having survived for sixteen months and hearing from his doctors that his cancer has not progressed and is "stable." Linda and Steve share their battle with asbestos cancer on their blog, Doing Something Positive, and they offered to share Steve's battle in our Survivor Spotlight.
Steve and Linda's story begins in June, 2009. On June 18th, Linda wrote: I'm not sure exactly when it started - having flu-type symptoms (cough, breathlessness, loss of appetite) did not seem significant at the time - apart from the fact that it put a bit of a damper on our anniversary trip to Italy, but not enough to stop Steve climbing to the top of the Duomo in Florence!
Far too often, we read about the devastating reality of mesothelioma cancer. While it is rare, there is no cure, and the majority of patients will not survive longer than two years post-diagnosis. Debbie Brewer, however, is an exception. The MAA Center is honored to share Debbie's story of mesothelioma survival with you, in her own words. My name is Debbie Brewer and in 2006 I had a future. That was until I found in November 2006 that I had Mesothelioma. I have 3 children and was terrified to think I wouldn't see them get their first homes, have their children and do all the things a Grandma should be there to do. I had lost my dear father 3 months before to cancer; he had pleural plaques as well as he worked for the MoD in Plymouth between 1963 and 1966. His job was to remove asbestos from the pipes on board ship.
Last modified: April 19, 2011.