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Debra mesothelioma advocate

Debra Lundquist

Mesothelioma Hope is made up of a team of patient advocates, like Debra Lundquist. She has committed her career to raise awareness about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure and fighting on behalf of patients and their families.

Debra is originally from San Diego, CA, where she attended San Diego State University. She recalls that its year-round beautiful weather and proximity to the ocean made it a great place in which to grow up and attend college.

Debra draws on her personal life experiences to relate to and help others through their own situations. For example, she comes from a family of veterans: her father, mother, two brothers, and her husband. This has made her knowledgeable and sensitive to the hardships faced by the brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Additionally, Debra gained experience directly assisting those in crisis get the vital help they needed throughout her time as a 9-1-1 call taker.

“It’s in my DNA to help people. I can’t help but help someone. I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t.”

- Debra, Patient Advocate

She was driven to Mesothelioma Hope several years ago to make sure others didn’t receive the same injustice her family did.

After her husband was injured during a medical procedure, the hospital was not forthright about the situation. Debra and her husband spent a year and a half not really knowing what had happened. By the time they were able to find an attorney who could assist them, the time to file a claim had passed. It was a terribly frustrating experience.

Now, she does whatever she can to make sure those who were wrongfully injured obtain the legal assistance they deserve — quickly. She believes that people who have been injured by the actions of others deserve to hold those responsible financially accountable.

Debra looks forward to hearing your story and providing guidance during this difficult time.

How We Can Help

Mesothelioma Hope is passionate about helping patients and families affected by this aggressive cancer. A mesothelioma diagnosis can be scary and isolating, but we’re here for you at every step. Hope is only a phone call away.

(866) 608-8933
Medical Guidance
  • Get a second opinion
  • Find a doctor or cancer center
  • Access clinical trials
  • Improve your quality of life
Financial Assistance
  • Access $30 billion in trust funds
  • File a mesothelioma claim
  • Increase your VA benefits
  • Apply for travel grants
Supportive Care
  • Find a support group or peer mentor
  • Get help with daily tasks
  • Explore respite care options
  • Navigate life post-treatment