Lung Leavin Day
Lung Leavin Day is celebrated on February 2 of every year. Heather Von St. James is an 11-year mesothelioma cancer alliance and she is also helping others who got mesothelioma around the world. This day is named as Lung Leavin Day by Heather’s sister as it was the day Heather Von St. James lung was removed. It is also a great day to observe not only for battling cancer but over anything that makes you struggle. Lung Leavin Day is all about how to manage your fears and move forward.
“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you” – Misty Copeland.
History of Lung Leavin Day
Lung Leavin Day was created in the year 2005 by Heather Von St. James when she was faced with the surgery of malignant pleural mesothelioma. When Heather Von St. James was told she got mesothelioma, she got frozen in that moment and she stated that at that moment all she could think about was her husband and 3-month-old daughter. She was told that she should try a radical procedure and if she doesn’t do that she would only survive for next 15 months. She decided to do diagnosis and she underwent an operation that removed her left lung, diaphragm, pleura, and pericardium. Heather Von St. James and her family have been observing this day for 11 years after her surgery.
Other Celebrations on February 2
February 2 is also celebrated as
- National Crepe Day
- World Play Your Ukulele Day
- National Tater Tot Day
- World Wetlands Day
- Groundhog Day
- Marmot Day
- Candlemas Day
- National Sled Dog Day
- National Hedgehog Day
- National Working Naked Day
- Bubble Gum Day
- National Wear Red Day
How to Celebrate Lung Leavin Day
Heather and her family have the habit of writing their fears and worries on a plate, and then smash them and as the plate breaks to pieces, so can your fears. If you are undergoing any fear then you can take Lung Leavin Day as an opportunity to take a plate and write about your fears and worries and smash them or you can do the same thing with a paper and after writing tear that paper. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media by using the hashtag #LungLeavinDay.