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 Calvin’s, as shared by his daughter, Kimberly, 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..

“My Heart will Forever Feel a Pain that Can Never be Replaced” – Calvin’s StoryCalvin, CA

Name: Calvin

Location: California

Date of Birth: 09-May-1942

Date of Diagnosis: DEC-2007

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Death: DEC-2007

How has asbestos changed your life? 

Asbestos has changed my life dramatically after my dads passing. My dad was still a young man at the age of 65 and missed out on seeing his grandkids graduate and great grandkids born. My family feels a great sence of loss because my dad was our everything. He is no longer here to encourage us and to hug us. My heart will forever feel a pain that can never be replaced. My dad gave all to his country and for that; he suffered.

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