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 Rudy, as shared by his widow, Teresa, 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.

Rudy“Our Lives Will Never Be The Same” – Rudy’s Story

Name: Rudy

Location: New Jersey

Date of Birth: 21-NOV-1955

Date of Diagnosis: 14-APR-2012

Date of Death: 04-AUG-2012

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Chemotherapy – Debulking surgery followed by 3 months of intraperitoneal chemotherapy at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

How has asbestos changed your life? 

After watching my husband of over 30 years suffer and lose his fight to this horrible disease, mine and my two sons’ lives will never be the same. We deal with the vivid memories of what Mesothelioma had done to our healthy, happy, wonderful and loving husband and father everyday…

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