Posted on October 27, 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 Edward, as shared by his daughter, Cindy, 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.

“Dad’s Fight Is Now My Fight” – Edward’s Story

Name: Edward

Location: Michigan

Date of Birth: 1934

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Diagnosis: 2016


Date of Death: 2016

How has asbestos changed your life? (Shared by his daughter, Cindy, unedited)

My father was diagnosed in March 2016. Until then, he was a very healthy man who I thought would be around for at least another 5-10 years. Then, after he was diagnosed, me and my family watched him go downhill real quick. I felt so hopeless because there was nothing I could do to help him get better. When we celebrated his birthday in May we knew it would be his last. We watched him go through so many different emotions. He lost so much weight. Then on June 12th of this year, we were all there when he took his last breath. Dad’s fight is now my fight. I will continue to do whatever it takes to have asbestos banned here in the States. I want to educate people on the dangers of asbestos. I want to know that my grandchildren’s generation will live in an asbestos free world!

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