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Plans are underway for the second annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice! Vogelzang Law's 2019 race will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Join us again as we take in the gorgeous fall scenery on the trail at the Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day Location for the second year running!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio for more information on this year's #MesoRace4Justice and to register to join us!!
In November 2014 Keith, aged 58, was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Every year 2,500 people in the UK die from Mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos. Watch Keith and his wife Susan discuss their fight for justice.
Today is dear to my heart. It will be 2 years in February that I will have lost my dad to Mesothelioma.... cancer SUCKS. For the person with it and all the people around it. - Mesothelioma is a type of cancer- it develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall and this is where my dads cancer formed. - This is a slow growing cancer and by the time you have symptoms from this type of cancer it is usually in the later stages. Life expectancy for most a grim 6-12 months. We were fortunate to have my dad for almost 3 years while he battled this horrible and heart wrenching disease. When he was much younger he worked with drywall. Back then dry wall contained vermiculite which used to contain asbestos. Asbestos is what caused the cancer. While working to provide for our family he was unknowingly breathing in asbestos particles. Let me tell you... Watching someone you love slowly fade away is not something I would wish for ANYONE to have to endure. - They have so much anxiety, sadness, depression, pain and fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of death and fear of being forgotten. - His cancer was inoperable, and chemo and radiation were not an option as he had lost so much weight prior to his diagnosis. He had been going to the doctor for over a year with constant bouts of pneumonia and overall feelings of malaise. He was being told repeatedly when he said something was wrong that it was “ all in his head”. His doctor was on vacation and he was super sick and went to a walk in clinic. The doctor there sent him for an X-ray and he was immediately sent to the ER. He had been walking around with a collapsed lung for weeks unknown. - My biggest hope in sharing this is that people are aware of mesothelioma and even more so that if you don’t feel great.... you know your own body - you know if something isn’t right. Be an advocate for yourself - get a second or third opinion if you need to. Nobody knows your body better than you. With my dads case perhaps he would have had more time 💔 -in others maybe it could be more
Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day! Each year on September 26, the mesothelioma community raises awareness for this aggressive and rare cancer. Do you want to find out how this can affect you? Click on the link in our bio! . #asbestosawareness#asbestos#mesotheliomaawarenessday #meso#asbestosexposure