Heather Von St. James is an active mesothelioma cancer patient advocate, wife, and mother. She works to protect future generations from asbestos exposure by pushing for legislation as well as helping those who have been diagnosed navigate the proper channels to find the help that they need. She lives in the St. Paul suburb of Roseville, Minn., with her husband Cameron, her daughter Lily, and a houseful of wonderful pets.
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