Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. Among those, the majority are men, most likely because of past asbestos exposure in occupations more common to men, such as military servicemen, construction workers and machinists. While the rate of mesothelioma is lower in women than men, some women are still diagnosed with the horrible disease. Ginger is one those women.
Ginger was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2010, at 40 years old. It was an especially devastating diagnosis, as her husband, Jarrod, was already fighting a benign brain tumor. Both Ginger and Jarrod could not work due to their medical conditions, and their medical costs were causing heavy financial burdens.