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June 4, 2013

Thursday is “Wonder Woman Day” in Rushville

Janelle Bedel continues to battle Mesothelioma

RUSHVILLE — Monday evening, Rushville resident Janelle Bedel was honored by Mayor Mike Pavey and members of the Rushville City Council with a proclamation and recognition medallion in recognition of her valiant fight against Mesothelioma. Thursday will be “Wonder Woman Day” in her honor.

Members of the City Council arriving to honor Bedel included president Bob Bridges and members Brad Berkemeier, Brian Sheehan and Brian Conner. Janelle’s father, Bennie Cameron, her husband, Andrew and son, Carson were by her side for the presentation.

Rushville’s Wonder Woman (Janelle Bedel) will be honored Thursday, June 6, at Hardee’s in Rushville. Hardee’s is donating 20 percent of their food sales from 5 to 8 p.m. and is allowing a table to be set up to take orders for Wonder Woman T-shirts.

The public is encouraged to join in Bedel’s fight by supporting this effort Thursday.

While Hardee’s is donationg 20 percent of their receipts Thursday, Janelle has no intention of keeping the money.

“She’s donating 100 percent of what’s raised at Hardee’s to Asbestos Disease Awareness (AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org),” Janelle’s brother Bennie Cameron II said Tuesday afternoon. “She doesn’t want the money for herself, she’s giving it to ADAO.”

ADAO was founded in 2004 to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice, to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to work towards a global asbestos ban.

The Proclamation

The proclamation from the city documents Bedel’s brave fight and reads:

WHEREAS, Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer. The only known cause is from asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the smooth lining of the chest, lungs, (pleura), heart (pericardium), or abdomen (peritoneum.)

WHEREAS, Janelle Bedel aka “Wonder Woman” is fighting for her life because of a terrible form of cancer called Mesothelioma. Janelle has been a true warrior fighting this lethal disease for years, longer than anyone thought she could, beating so many odds.

WHEREAS, In 2007 Janelle’s diagnosis Pleural mesothelioma at the age of 31.

WHEREAS, three rounds of chemotherapy, Altima and Cisplatin Thoracentesis, the removal of pleural fluid through a long needle is usually performed for diagnostic purposes. Along with (VATS) video assisted thoracoscopy surgery to insert talcum powder that will circulate the liner and eliminate space for fluid. (EPP) extrapleural pneumonesctomy surgery to remove a diseased lung, part of the pericardium (membrane covering the heart.) Thirty rounds of radiation.  

2011 diagnosis Peritoneal Mesothelioma Cytoreductive surgery coupled with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Restrictive lung disease respiratory disease that restricts lung expansion.

2012 chronic hypercarbic respiratory failure with cerebral edema.

Five year Mesothelioma cancer survivor

WHEREAS, Janelle Bedell has been a true warrior fighting this lethal disease, longer than anyone thought she could, beating so many odds.

She has travelled the country, as health permitted, to gain awareness and rally support to ban asbestos, the most common cause of her type of cancer – Mesothelioma.

WHEREAS, Janelle Badel has brought an entire community together because she is so loved. Hundreds upon hundreds of Facebook users have changed their profile photos to “Wonder Woman” to show our love and support for Janelle and to bring even more awareness to her battle.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael P. Pavey, Mayor for the City of Rushville, Indiana, do hereby declare this day (Thursday, June 6): JANELLE BEDEL “WONDER WOMAN” DAY in the City of Rushville and urge everyone to say a prayer for Janelle and all stand together as a community to lift Janelle up in prayer which she so deserves.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the City of Rushville, at the Mayor’s Office, this 5th day of June, 2013. Mayor Michael P. Pavey.

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