Posted on March 23, 2016

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 James, as shared by his sister-in-law Mary Lynne, who is 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 Always Had Time to Listen” – James’ Story

Name: James

Location: Texas, US

Date of Birth: AUG-1933

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Date of Diagnosis: JUL-2011

Date of Death: AUG-2011

How has asbestos changed your life? (As shared by his sister-in-law Mary Lynne, unedited)

Asbestos took away another of my love ones and it still hurts!

Jim was a wonderful man loved by everyone for his caring and generous nature. He was a Deacon in the Catholic Church, a Civil Engineer, Retired Colonel in the Army and Attorney. Most of all he was a loving husband and father of five. No matter how busy he was he always had time to listen to and help others. He was my Brother-in-Law but I loved him as a Brother. From the time I was a little girl, he always had time for me.

By the time the Doctors figured out what was wrong with him he only had one very painful month to live.

He will always be loved and missed!

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