Posted on January 1, 2016

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 Sarah 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.

Sarah“Living For My Family” – Sarah’s Story

Name: Sarah

Location: Texas

Date of Birth:21-OCT-1995

Date of Diagnosis: 15-JULY- 2015

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Chemotherapy. Followed by removal of left lung and lung lining.

How has asbestos changed your life?

Being diagnosed at the age of 19 with Plural Mesothelioma has changed my life more than words can say… I’m a young mother and wife, and all I can think about is living for my family. We are still searching of how I came up with this horrible disease. We have some ideas… When I was a small child I would play in a old box car, My dad worked in construction, Some ASID schools may have contained Asbestos. The scary thing you never know what places may contain the devil. I will not let Mesothelioma control my life, I have very high hope and faith. I feel great. I fight for my family and will win this fight.

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