Posted on February 29, 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 Damon, as shared by himself, 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.

“Fighting Unending Pain ” – Damon’s Story

Name: Damon

Location: Maine, US

Date of Birth: NOV-1994

Date of Diagnosis: OCT-2013

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Medical Marijuana

How has asbestos changed your life? (Shared by himself, unedited)

I was 18, diagnosed on October 22, 2013 with stage 4 Malignant Mesothelioma and given 3 months maximum without treatments. I refused chemo and radiation and got my medical marijuana card. I will be 22 this year in November. I hate the feeling of not being able to use my legs…Well here’s Day 6 with no legs, hopefully they can figure out what’s wrong and get me back on my feet.

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