with love, Sofia: Lung Leavin’ Day


I am such a softie when it comes to life changing experiences and recently I had come across a story which had really touched me.

Not long ago, someone had approached me and asked if I could read her story and mashaAllah what strength she has.

Here’s just a short story this amazing woman had shared with me:

I am an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When I was diagnosed, I had just given birth to my little girl and was told I had 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky surgery, which required

the removal of my left lung, I beat the odds and created LungLeavin’ Day as a way to commemorate this day that changed my life forever.

LungLeavin’ Day is held every year on February 2 and it is used 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!

Although LungLeavin’ Day has passed, it will you so much but only God is the one who decides ones fate. Each day is a blessing, a day to be celebrated. A day given by God for that chance to be thankful for all

that He has bestowed upon us. Life is taken far too lightly, until something bad happens and this is something I try to remind myself every day.

To know more about Heathers story, check out mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday it is a very cute and simple page with such great impact!

Find out more on Mesothelioma and how it is caused http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesotheliomaor head straight to www.mesothelioma.com

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