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 William, as shared by his daughter Donna, 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.

“For The Love of Money” – William’s Story
William Boone

Name: William

Location: Alabama

Date of Birth: 30-DEC-1931

Date of Diagnosis: 10-OCT- 1999

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Death: 04-JUNE-2000

How has asbestos changed your life? 

“For the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10

My dad, Bill Boone, died of Mesothelioma in June 2000 at 68 years of age. Other than this disease, which proved terminal for him, he was in perfect health. He was enjoying life; riding his motorcycle, fishing with his 3 year old grandson and painting commissioned pieces of artwork. My dad was not overweight, he did not smoke, did not drink alcohol and did not take any medications. Unbeknownst to him, he had inhaled invisible asbestos fibers 35-50 years prior to actually having any symptoms of disease. My dad died just 7 months after receiving the shocking diagnosis of Mesothelioma. My dad was an incredibly creative, funny and smart man who left us far too early. The good news is that asbestos related diseases are preventable. Join us in the fight to BAN ASBESTOS in the U.S.!

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