Kamis, 24 April 2014

RIP 29 year old Michael Bradley lost his battle with mesothelioma

A brave and young mesothelioma warrior Michael Bradley aged 29 years lost his battle with mesothelioma.   His pain and suffering was unbearable at times, as his mum Sandy said to me a few times "to see Michael in a foetal position curled up in a ball on the floor in so much pain was heartbreaking''.   Michael is resting in peace.  His family are left to pick up the pieces without their beautiful young son.   My heart goes out to them so much.  Michael you will never be forgotten and we promise you that our fight will continue to ban asbestos globally.  A global ban on asbestos will halt mining and manufacturing stopping innocent workers and their families from being exposed to deadly asbestos fibres. Management of removal and disposal is vital as is removal and disposal becoming heavily subsidised otherwise we will continue to get these dodgy operators, illegal dumping and home renovators removing asbestos from their homes. Education is very vital and ongoing. In Unity we will make it happen.

Below is an ADAO Memorial Dedication from Linda Reinstein - thank you Linda.


Tragically, Michael Bradley lost his courageous mesothelioma battle this morning. Please join me in sending sincere condolences to Michael’s family. Michael helped many patients and family members during his mesothelioma battle and will be remembered for his efforts to raise awareness. Michael was extremely loved by our community and his presence will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. Michael, you will live on in my heart and work forever. http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/21524

Posted on April 24, 2014 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) mourns the loss of our beloved Mesothelioma Warrior, Michael, who passed away...
 
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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) mourns the loss of our beloved Mesothelioma Warrior, Michael, who passed away today, April 24 2014, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Michael, a former student at North Metro Technical College, was from the state of Georgia. He is survived by his parents, grandparents and siblings. On February 1, 2014, Michael received the ADAO Special Recognition of Valor Award due to his extraordinary commitment to finding a cure for asbestos diseases and banning asbestos.
“It takes a brave and courageous man to open up his life and to share as you have,” said Dr. Richard Lemen, retired Assistant Surgeon General and ADAO Science Advisory Board co-chairman, in a message to Michael when he received his award.
Michael’s courage and perseverance throughout his illness were an inspiration to many and his story “Asbestos Has Changed My Life” is featured on ADAO’s website. Our ADAO community was deeply moved by his dedication to supporting fellow Mesothelioma Warriors around the world.
Michael’s spirit shined through in this blog posting, “Thank you God for helping me through the rough days so that I can enjoy the good days. … Thank you everyone for your prayers. Love you!! Have a good day.”
Last September, Michael entered a tuition giveaway competition. In keeping with his positive attitude, he was enthusiastic about college, and told his story, Cancer Changes Everything. “I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer in February 2012 and was told that I would not make it three months. Well, I decided to fight with everything that I have,” he wrote. “Over a year has passed and after rigorous treatments I am still here. I now spend most of my time advocating against asbestos, which is what caused my cancer.”
ADAO grieves with Michael’s family and friends. The loss of Michael to mesothelioma, an entirely preventable and senseless disease, reinforces why we must have a global asbestos ban. We are eternally grateful to Michael for dedicating so much time at the end of his short life to advocate against asbestos. As we mourn, we must now continue that fight in his memory.
As Dr. Lemen said, “Michael, thank you for being who you are and for showing all of us how life’s most difficult challenges can be faced with courage and dignity. Your experiences will make a difference.”
In honor of Michael’s wish, mission, and dreams, I will fly out to Georgia on Friday in support of Michael’s Miracle 5K on April 26th.
With sadness,
Linda
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View Michael’s 2014 Special Recognition of Valor Award Acceptance Speech Video:
Michael
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) mourns the loss of our beloved Mesothelioma Warrior, Michael, who passed away today, April 24 2014, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Michael, a former student at North Metro Technical College, was from the state of Georgia. He is survived by his parents, grandparents and siblings. On February 1, 2014, Michael received the ADAO Special Recognition of Valor Award due to his extraordinary commitment to finding a cure for asbestos diseases and banning asbestos.
“It takes a brave and courageous man to open up his life and to share as you have,” said Dr. Richard Lemen, retired Assistant Surgeon General and ADAO Science Advisory Board co-chairman, in a message to Michael when he received his award.
Michael’s courage and perseverance throughout his illness were an inspiration to many and his story “Asbestos Has Changed My Life” is featured on ADAO’s website. Our ADAO community was deeply moved by his dedication to supporting fellow Mesothelioma Warriors around the world.
Michael’s spirit shined through in this blog posting, “Thank you God for helping me through the rough days so that I can enjoy the good days. … Thank you everyone for your prayers. Love you!! Have a good day.”
Last September, Michael entered a tuition giveaway competition. In keeping with his positive attitude, he was enthusiastic about college, and told his story, Cancer Changes Everything. “I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer in February 2012 and was told that I would not make it three months. Well, I decided to fight with everything that I have,” he wrote. “Over a year has passed and after rigorous treatments I am still here. I now spend most of my time advocating against asbestos, which is what caused my cancer.”
ADAO grieves with Michael’s family and friends. The loss of Michael to mesothelioma, an entirely preventable and senseless disease, reinforces why we must have a global asbestos ban. We are eternally grateful to Michael for dedicating so much time at the end of his short life to advocate against asbestos. As we mourn, we must now continue that fight in his memory.
As Dr. Lemen said, “Michael, thank you for being who you are and for showing all of us how life’s most difficult challenges can be faced with courage and dignity. Your experiences will make a difference.”
In honor of Michael’s wish, mission, and dreams, I will fly out to Georgia on Friday in support of Michael’s Miracle 5K on April 26th.
With sadness,
Linda Reinstein

Today we took the roof off Keith's pride and joy and went for a run up to Mt Macedon and across to the lovely little village of Woodend.   We visited a little resting place at Mt Macedon and had a few minutes there in silence to remember Michael and his brave battle at such a young age with this deadly cancer.


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