Posted on July 10, 2014

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 Donald, as shared by his daughter Carrie, 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.

McNamara, Don

“Courage and Strength” – Donald’s Story

Name: Donald

Location: Iowa, US

Date of Birth: 28-FEB-1951

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Diagnosis: 25-JAN-2012

Date of Death: 19-JUL-2012

How has asbestos changed your life? It has taken our rock, our father, grandfather & my mom’s love. It has shown us what it means to fight. I am thankful to all those in the Mesothelioma community that reached out & I hope to continue to help spread awareness in my father’s honor. He took this head on with such courage & strength.

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