Posted in August 2012
We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a common bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the “Share Your Story” feature on our website.
This week, we would like to honor the story of Rebecca, as shared by her daughter, Pamela, who is a part of our ADAO family.
We encourage you to submit your personal story by clicking here and following the simple instructions on the page. In sharing, comes healing. Remember, you are not alone.
“TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING” – REBECCA’S STORY
Date of Birth: 05-APR
Date of 1st Symptoms: 06-OCT-2009
Date of Diagnosis: 26-AUG-2011
Treatment: Chemotherapy and partial removal of tumors
How has Asbestos changed your life?: My mother was exposed to asbestos trying to make a decent living as a single mother raising me by herself. Now I have lost my best friend and the world has lost a truly amazing woman. Before my mother was diagnosed I really did not know much about the dangers of asbestos and I want her death to raise awareness to others about the dangers of asbestos exposure.