My physicians told me quite frankly that Ishould framed my occasions in order to be allowed to, and they used the word “We’ll propel some chemo at it, but we don’t expect it to work.” My name is Julie Gundlach. In 2006, Iwas diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma caused by secondhandexposure to asbestos. My surgeries generally lasts between 8 and 12 hours, during which they separate me from breastbone to pelvis, remove as muchtumor as they can, infuse me with a searing chemotherapy bath for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein the hospital for 10 dates. I’ve done that six meters. After researching how Icould have perhaps become subject to asbestos, it became clear that it was allaround me.My father worked as a commercial electrician, so as a union manin the sells, he most likely accompanied it dwelling on his clothes. My father would comehome from production, and I’d run up and hug him. He was covered in dust from aworksite. We didn’t know that, that included asbestos dust. When my motherwashed his clothes in the laundry room that doubled as my playroom and shookout the dust, she had no idea she was spreading asbestos fibers throughout ourhouse. The industry not having to label things, they had no idea there wasasbestos in our house, in all these produces, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could induce cancer in someone. I is believed that motivates me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t restricted, I want people to know that there’s still a risk out thereassociated with this, and it’s not being mitigated on a daily basis.We’re stillimporting asbestos today, it’s still in use. As long as we still use it, we’restill creating threat ..