Posted in February 2012

We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a common bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, 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 Bonnie, a tremendously courageous 10 year mesothelioma survivor, 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.

Bonnie’s Story

Name: Bonnie

State: New Jersey

Date of 1st Symptoms: 27-JAN-2012

Date of Diagnosis: 13-FEB-2002

Diagnosis: mesothelioma

Treatment: 1 debulking gemcitimine, cisplatin, doxyrubicyn, gamma interferon, mixamycin ports in abdomen, radiation

How has Asbestos changed your life? (unedited):

My world has become a roller coaster ride dealing with my mesothelioma caused by washing my husbands asbestos laden clothes. Between fighting depression and dealing with other medical issues caused by meso treatments, My life is nothing like I imagined it to be. I have become an advocate for patients and caregivers, I speak to anyone who wants to find out about Meso and asbestos.

– Bonnie 10 year survivor