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 mom, 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 and surgery to remove lining off of the lung.

How has asbestos changed your life?

My precious daughter has had Mesothelioma she is in remission. Watching my daughter suffer with this illness is not an easy thing to see. She is in constant pain since her surgery to remove the lining off of her lung and chest wall then go thru six weeks of chemo all because of asbestos in America.