Posted on January 9, 2017

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 Tony, as shared by his daughter, Gemma, 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 One In A Million Dad” – Tony’s Story

Name: Tony

Location: Scotland

Date of Birth: 1945

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Diagnosis: 2015

Treatment: Apart from all the pills , my dads white platelets were too low to have any chemo

Date of Death: 2016

How has asbestos changed your life? (As shared by his daughter, Gemma, unedited)

My one in a million dad ❤️

Consultants said my dad didn’t need to start chemo as he was doing very well, so for a while we all carried on, the day before my dad was due to start chemo his blood test results showed white blood platelets were very low, he got an infection was hospitalized, blood transfusions etc, so sadly my dad couldn’t receive any treatments (chemo) as was to weak. I do wonder if he had started chemo when he was feeling ok, he might still be with us now, he was fine in August 2016 still playing golf and going fishing, but from end of august he declined rapidly and my dad lost his fight October 25th ❤️ X this Christmas I donated what I would have spent on Christmas cards to mesothelioma and I shall do this every year from now on and I have plans on hosting a Mesothelioma coffee morning xxx

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