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On July 31st 2016 the world lost a great man. To me he was my Dad. The best Dad. But to anyone whose life he was part of he was truly special, and is greatly missed. He was 71.
When Dad was in his 20s he worked making small boats out of asbestos, he worked in a environment with no ventilation and no masks where provided.For over 50 years those fibres he inhaled all whose years ago sat in his lungs until November 2015 when he developed a cough he could not shift. After several tests he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. We where told he had 6 months to live.
I apologise for the brief description but it is all to painful to relive. Also I don't want to remember Dad the way he was in those few months. I have too many great memories to cherish and he would never have wanted to upset those he loved..he was that kind of a man.
So the purpose of this page is awareness. If you read this, Google Mesothelioma. Find out about it. Ask your friends, family if they ever worked with asbestos in the past. Speak with your Doctor about. Find out what it looks like. Is it in your house? Garage? Shed roof?. If you drill or disturb it know you could be at risk. JUST TALK ABOUT IT! You could help prevent exposure or help someone sooner rather than later.
Oh Nearly forgot..My husband, cousin and I are doing a Triathlon together in September so if you can spare some cash please do. It will all go to Mesothelioma. UK
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