Posted in February 2013 

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 Carl, as shared by his widow, Judy, 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.

“Keeping His Memory Alive” – Carl’s Story

Name: Carl

Location: California

Date of Birth: 20-AUG-1924

Date of Diagnosis: 17-AUG-2001

Date of Death: 16-JAN-2002

Treatment: Surgical stripping of the lining of the lungs.  He also was in a clinical trial for about a month.

How has asbestos changed your life? I have lost my best friend and confidante, my children have lost their father and best friend, and my grandchildren have missed not knowing their grandfather firsthand.  We keep his memory alive by telling family stories.

I have been an advocate for outlawing asbestos by writing letters to the local newspaper, plus contacting my Congressman and state Senators in support of legislation and funding.

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