Posted on September 9, 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 Joseph, as shared by Lexi, his granddaughter, 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.

Lexi“Asbestos is a Hidden Evil” – Joseph’s Story

Name: Joseph

Location: Pennsylvania, US

Date of Birth: 06-MAY-1937

Date of Diagnosis: 20-JUN-2005

Date of Death: 07-SEP-2005

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

How has asbestos changed your life?

My Pop pop was the most important man in my life, always kept me smiling and support me through everything. In June 2005 my life was forever changed, when he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. He received surgery from the very best, but sadly he was taken from me on Sept. 7, 2005. I will never be able to hug or kiss him again, or even say I love you. Asbestos is a hidden evil that needs to be banned for good. Thousands are affected by this families are destroyed because of losing loved ones. It is time to end asbestos for good, and help those suffering from Mesothelioma. It is up to us the future generations to take up the torch and find a cure for Mesothelioma.

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