Heather Von St James

Cancer, Mental Health

Heather Von St James is a long-term survivor of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Upon her diagnosis over 15 years ago, Heather vowed to make people aware of this rare but deadly cancer and provide hope to new patients who found themselves in the same or similar situation. Becoming an advocate and anti-asbestos activist has been the driving force in her life since her diagnosis in 2005. Heather lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St Paul, MN with her husband, 15-year-old child, and numerous pets. A self-described iced tea addict, her days are spent working with new patients and volunteering with The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation where she is co-chair of The Community Advisory Board.