Posted in June 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 Richard, as shared by his daughter, Missy, 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.

Richard’s Story

(shared by his daughter, Missy)

Name: Richard

State: West Virginia

Date of 1st Symptoms: JAN-2008

Date of Diagnosis: 13-JUN-2008

Death Year: 2008

Diagnosis: mesothelioma

Treatment: None was available to him, it was too far progressed….

How has Asbestos changed your life? (unedited):

It took the strongest man from me when my only son was just 4 months old. It robbed my family of so much and he will not get to see my son grow up.  It was so hard to watch your daddy,the one who always took your hurt away, fade away so fast and be so upset, when all he did was work hard and try to make a good life for his family.