LungLeavin’ Day

As a blogger, I appreciate and cherish every view, comment, and share of my stories, so when I was approached by Cameron Von St. James to share his wife’s story, and the day they created, I was honored.

Cameron wrote:

“Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis.  She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live.  After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, LungLeavin’ Day was born.  On February 2nd, we celebrated 8 years of Heather being cancer free.”

“The purpose of LungLeavin’ Day is 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!”

I love this story and the whole idea behind the event. We should all learn to face our fears, and even better if we can do it in such a fun and supportive way. Life is too short to worry about anything but being happy and spending time with our loved ones. I’m overjoyed for Heather, Cameron, and their daughter Lily. I’m sending them lots of love and support. Thank you for letting me be a part of your awesome story!

Click here to read more about LungLeavin’ Day. And here to read Cameron’s blog.

About Tara Darazio

I'm a copywriter, owner of A Passion For The Pen, LLC and host of the Let's Meet For Copy podcast. Contact me at
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