Posted on May 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 Barry.

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.


“Life Can Change So Fast” – Barry’s Story

Name: Barry

Location: Louisiana

Date of Birth: 01-MAY-1955

Date of Diagnosis: 2000

Diagnosis: Pleural Plaques/Scarring

How has asbestos changed your life? Can’t work. Can’t strain or do too much or loose breath. Just have to be calm and be careful what I do. 
Now I have lost my home to a fire. It was set up for my breathing with filters and dehumidifiers. Life can change so fast.

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