Posted on September 26, 2015

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 Raymond, as shared by his wife Kimberla, 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.

“A Daily Struggle” – Raymond’s Story

Name: Raymond

Location: Indiana, USA

Date of Birth: 21-JUNE-1956

Date of Diagnosis: 12-MAR- 2008

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Chemotherapy and a clinical trial.

Date of Death: 17-OCT-2009

How has asbestos changed your life? 

Asbestos changed my life when it took my husband away from me. We only had 9 years together. I personally have become a bitter lonely woman trying to make the most of everyday. I thank the Lord above for my family…without them, I may not be here. It’s been almost 6 years since my husband left this earth and it is still a daily struggle to grasp that fact.

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