“Asbestos Has Changed My Life” – Michael’s Story


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 Michael, 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.

“Asbestos Has Changed My Life” – Michael’s Story

Name: Michael

Date of Birth: 07-AUG-1984

Date of Diagnosis: 14-FEB-2012

Treatment: Surgery 2 times, chemo, clinical trials

State: GA

How has asbestos changed your life? “Asbestos is deadly. It does not think, it just kills.” Asbestos is evil. I live in pain. I go through treatments that make me feel incredibly bad. I have to watch what I eat or I’ll get sick. I wear a colostomy bag. I’ve lost 150 lbs. And worst of all; I have cancer. I have one more option (medically) left to fight this cancer and that is clinical trials. These trials are 14 hours away. Asbestos has done more than change my life both mentally and physically. 

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