Posted in October 2012

We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, the 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 George, as shared by his daughter, Debbie, who is a part of our ADAO family.

We encourage you to submit your personal stories by clicking here and following the simple instructions on the page. In sharing, comes healing. Remember, you are not alone.

“Our Family’s Rock” – George’s Story

Name: George

Date of Birth: 28-AUG-1935

Date of 1st Symptoms: JAN-2010

Date of Diagnosis: 20-MAY-2010

Treatment: Some Chemotherapy

State: NJ

Date of Death: Jan. 30, 2011

How has asbestos changed your life? My dad started to have pain in his back in January of 2010. He was finally diagnosed in May of that year. He went to Sloan Kettering and started chemo treatments the day his oldest granddaughter was to graduate high school. He had his treatment and then came to her graduation. He became ill the next day and three days later was diagnosed with c-diff and spent July 2010 in ICU. He recovered and came home. He had 2 more chemo treatments, but his body had such a hard time that they had to stop them. He lived another three months.

On Jan. 30, 2011, my daughter’s nineteenth birthday, he passed away. He was our family’s rock.  We love and miss him every day.  Love you daddy!!

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