Posted in August 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 Rebecca, as shared by her daughter, Pamela, who is a part of our ADAO family.

We encourage you to submit your personal story by clicking here and following the simple instructions on the page. In sharing, comes healing. Remember, you are not alone.

Rebecca’s Story

(shared by her daughter, Pamela)

Name: Rebecca

State: Georgia

Date of 1st Symptoms: 06-OCT-2009

Date of Diagnosis: 26-AUG-2011

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Treatment: Chemotherapy and partial removal of tumors

Status: Deceased


How has Asbestos changed your life? (unedited)

My mother was exposed to asbestos trying to make a decent living as a single mother raising me by herself. Now I have lost my best friend and the world has lost a truly amazing woman. Before my mother was diagnosed I really did not know much about the dangers of asbestos and I want her death to raise awareness to others about the dangers of asbestos exposure.