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 his daughter, Luci, who are 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.

“Our Hearts Torn Out” – Joseph’s Story Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 9.52.54 AM

Name: Joseph

Location: California

Date of Birth: 02-JULY-1939

Date of Diagnosis: 15-JULY-2003

Diagnosis: Lung Cancer With Documented Asbestos Exposure

Date of Death: 05-APRIL-2005

How has asbestos changed your life? 

Asbestos tore our lives apart and shattered our family dreams! Asbestos killed our Father/Grandfather one year before his retirement from Public Utility Tunnel & Street Gas Leak Foreman 16 yrs to Owner Sapienza Plumbing & Maintenance 29 yrs greater Los Angeles areaat 64 years of age.

His plans to retire with his children and grandchildren shattered! Every Holiday a saddness, every grandchilds graduation, recital, awards, birthday! No PAPA! Our hearts torn out and burried with him.

His smile…his wisdom … his love…his humor … his hugs … his kisses ..his love for his family and life!!! NOTHING CAN EVER REPLACE!

ASBESTOS WE HATE YOU YOU HAD NO RIGHT TO KILL OUR PAPA!

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