Posted on May 6, 2015
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 Mimma, as shared by her family member Dora, 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.
“So Much Suffering” – Mimma’s Story
Date of Birth: 20-OCT-1952
Date of Diagnosis: 14-SEP-2010
Date of Death: 02-OCT-2012
Treatment: CISPLATINO ALIMTA
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ORIGINAL RESPONSE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH: My mother was sick of pleural mesothelioma, maybe caused by water tanks in Eternit of maybe by cement from a house in the vicinity. After two years in the hospital with various chemotheraphy treatment and so much suffering and torment, she died. We helped her until the end. Now we are in a vacuum.
ORIGINAL RESPONSE IN ITALIAN: LA MIA MAMMA SI E’ AMMALATA DI MESOTELIOMA PLEURICO CAUSATO FORSE DA UN SERBATOI DI ACQUA IN ETERNIT O FORSE DALLA VICINANZA DI CASA DI UNA CEMENTERIA. DOPO 2 ANNI TRASCORSI IN OSPEDALE PER CHEMIO VARIE E’ DECEDUTA CON TANTA SOFFERENZA E CON TANTO STRAZIO DA NOI CHE L’ABBIAMO ASSISTITA FINO ALLA FINE. ORA IN NOI UN VUOTO E UNA RABBIA INCOLMABILE.
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