JustGiving Page: Kurt Bechtel is fundraising for Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust

Posted on January 4, 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 Kurt, as shared by his wife Sue, 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.

Kurt“Raising Hope” – Kurt’s Story

Name: Kurt

Location: UK

Date of Birth:07-DEC-1968

Date of Diagnosis: 10-JAN- 2014

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Operation to remove the linings of his lung, chest wall, and pericardium.

How has asbestos changed your life?

My darling hubby Kurt was diagnosed with Epithelioid Mesothelioma in October 2014. This dreadful cancer, caused by asbestos, is incurable with a poor prognosis. Since diagnosis, Kurt remained positive throughout his chemo and radiotherapy and responded well to his treatment. Through contact with Mesothelioma UK, he gained access to further specialists in the field of mesothelioma and opted to have a radical operation in June of this year to remove the linings of his lung, chest wall, pericardium and diaphragm in an effort to remove as much of the cancer as possible and therefore, hopefully, buy him more time. Mesothelioma UK has been a fountain of knowledge which has helped us come to decisions about treatment options and have always been on the other end of the phone when we have needed advice or support…which we are so grateful for. Please help us to raise as much as possible to provide this worthwhile charity with the funding they require to continue their excellent work. Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. Myself, family and friends have decided to abstain from alcohol during January to raise cash for Mesothelioma UK..a very worthwhile charity that has helped us immensely over the past year. (Last year we smashed our target and raised over £3000 for the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund)
Thank you so much.

Sue, Den, Darran, Karen, Jo D, Jo R, Caroline, Sue S, Jo H & Neil.

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