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Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26 ~ Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. While this cancer can invade a number of organs we are most aware of it as an asbestos related cancer of the lungs. 

I'm thinking of any number of forensic studies of Jesus's crucifixion which indicate his death was ultimately caused by suffocation - his being unable to raise himself up on the cross to take breaths. One sign of the presence of Mesothelioma in the lungs is painful and difficult breathing. 

I'm thinking too of many gospel accounts wherein Jesus reaches out to the suffering sick of his day. We can imagine his sensitivity today being directed to the many people afflicted with contemporary diseases: a host of new cancers, Ebola, AIDS, heart disease, mental illness...

The two links below and many other online sites offer valuable information. We don't have to be in the medical field to be informed and aware:

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Mesothelioma Awareness Day ~ Dying to Be Heard

"For Jesus healed many, so that as many as had ailments were pressing upon him to touch him." (Mark 2:10)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this awareness. There are many dreadful diseases that claim lives each day that we have never even heard about. I do take issue with lumping in diseases that are self inflicted due to a disregard for one's own or another's health. These are diseases that are unnecessarily spread from one individual to another that are preventable. Information and awareness would go a long way for these also to not only raise the education reach, but to quell the spread so more lives can be saved.