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 Candace, as shared by her family member Jerrie, 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 Hope” – Candace’s Storycan

Name: Candace

Location: FL

Date of Birth: JAN-1975

Date of Diagnosis: OCT-2014

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Chemotherapy

How has asbestos changed your life?

Mesothelioma will change our lives forever. Having our loved one diagnosed with this disease has been a tremendous strain on our Family. For us it is very hard watching someone you love go through this pain and suffering. My hope is they find a cure for this terrible illness.