ADAO’S Interview with Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak

Posted on August 8, 2014

Michael BradleyRear Admiral Boris Lushniak BORDER_edited-1 would have turned 30 on August 7, 2014, but he lost his battle with mesothelioma several months ago. We miss him. In his memory, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is sharing our April 5, 2014 interview with Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak in which he gave this powerful message to the Bradley family:

“You have a hero amongst you. You have a person who didn’t remain silent, who, although affected by this exposure, affected by the diseases that come with this exposure, as opposed to just going to the wayside, came out and became a fighter.  To the whole Bradley family, job well done in raising him to be a fighter. Job well done in terms of having him as an activist to have that impact. Sometimes we think words like this just sort of fade away. They never fade away.  There are always repercussions. They will touch people. And it’s important that we have people like Michael.”

At ADAO we know many other Meso Warriors like Michael and we thank all of you for your strong united voice for a world free from asbestos. Dr. Lushniak thanks you too:

“Keep up the activism. Prevention really begins with the individual. It all begins at the individual activist level. It then gets beyond that individual to the individual’s family. The message gets spread. It gets to the individual’s community. It gets to decision-makers, to legislators. It gets to state and local authorities. But what you and your group does, that grassroots activism, is so important to all our prevention messages.”

ADAO would like to thank the Office of the US Surgeon General for the important Statements they have made for National Asbestos Awareness in 2014, 2013 and 2009.

On behalf of all of us at ADAO, thank you, Dr. Lushniak.

In unity,

Linda Reinstein

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