Posted on May 6, 2015

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 Gary, shared by his daughter, Melinda, 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.

“Faded Away” – Gary’s Storygary

Name: Gary

Location: Australia

Date of Birth: SEP-1948

Date of Diagnosis:  2013

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Death: OCT-2013

How has asbestos changed your life?

My father worked in a power station in his early 20’s starting the year 1968. It took 40 years for the mesothelioma to be discovered. This horrible cancer took his life within 7 months. Each day he faded away in body but never in mind until close to the end. My father was a great family man.

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