Friday, February 8, 2013

Asbestos in the News (Facebook page)

On facebook I run a site called Asbestos in the News - dedicated to Anita Steiner who sadly lost her life to mesothelioma in Nov 2011 and all persons who have been adversely affected by the horror that is ASBESTOS! When I first ventured onto facebook Anita and Rod Smith had set up a group page for asbestos support.  I found myself posting on this page anything to do with current articles on asbestos, thereby clogging up the original group page!  After a few 'not happy viewers' Anita made a new group page for my postings and asked me what would I like it to be called.  Asbestos in the News was formed!  Today Linda Reinstein from America's Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) posted this story to facebook.  I shared it on Asbestos in the News.  Michael is not even 30 yrs old and has mesothelioma through no fault of his own!  We need to get stronger as a united global front and stop asbestos from killing innocent lives.

“Asbestos Has Changed My Life” – Michael’s Story

Posted in February 2013 

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 Michael, 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.
“Asbestos Has Changed My Life” – Michael’s Story
Name: Michael
Date of Birth: 07-AUG-1984
Date of Diagnosis: 14-FEB-2012
Treatment: Surgery 2 times, chemo, clinical trials
State: GA
How has asbestos changed your life? Asbestos is evil. I live in pain. I go through treatments that make me feel incredibly bad. I have to watch what I eat or I’ll get sick. I wear a colostomy bag. I’ve lost 150 lbs. And worst of all; I have cancer. I have one more option (medically) left to fight this cancer and that is clinical trials. These trials are 14 hours away. Asbestos has done more than change my life both mentally and physically.

The above is Michael's story, one that should never be happening.  He did not cause his cancer!  Michael is an innocent victim of the greed of asbestos!  He is fighting for his life!  He truly is a brave person to share his story to warn others of the deadly dangers of asbestos!

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  1. Hello Lou,

    I think this is a wonderful idea. So inspirational as always

    Love and hugs
    Robyn xox