Posted on October 11, 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 Anthony, shared by his mother, Grace, 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.

“He Was Cheated From Life” – Anthony’s Story

Name: Anthony

Location: California

Date of Birth: 1983

Diagnosis: Pleural Plaques/Scarring

Date of Diagnosis: 2009

Date of Death: 2009

Treatment: They treated him for something other than asbestos cause they would not believe he was exposed.

How has asbestos changed your life? (Shared by his mother, Grace – unedited)

He was exposed at 1yr we moved into a house renovated from top to bottom. We never knew asbestos was in the house. He died at 26 all complications lead to asbestos but because of his age doctors would not believe us he had been exposed. He was cheated from life and doctors don’t understand nor want to investigate more into what other health problems it causes. He never had a chance to have a family he lived in pain that doctor could not find answers for. Lungs full of fluid it damaged his liver I need to be heard, someone has to listen, I have reports.

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