Posted in April 2013 

Jesse GWe 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 Jesse, 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.

Note: ADAO applauds Jesse’s family for their efforts to increase awareness about asbestos at the Relay for Life of Bakersfield event on May 4, 2013. Click here to view the flyer that Jesse’s family is distributing at the event.

“Constant Pain” – Jesse’s Story

Name: Jesse

Location: California, USA

Date of Birth: 26-SEP-1980

Date of Diagnosis: 08-AUG-2005

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Treatment with cisplatin and Alimta

How has asbestos changed your life? It made me think, am I ever gonna live long enough to see my kids graduate high school? Will I walk my daughter down her wedding aisle? That has put me in a stressed depression for years. I’m in constant pain but I still push forward to wrestle with my kids and help out with my kids’ sports. I lost my job cause of my pain so I was unable to work. It also made me closer to my family who support me and love me.

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