My physicians told me quite frankly that Ishould put my affairs in order to be allowed to, and they used the motto “We’ll prostrate some chemo at it, but we don’t expect it to work.” My name is Julie Gundlach. In 2006, Iwas diagnosed with malevolent mesothelioma caused by secondhandexposure to asbestos. My surgeries generally previous between 8 and 12 hours, during which they divide me from breastbone to pelvis, remove as muchtumor as they can, infuse me with a hot chemotherapy soap for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein the hospital for 10 epoches. I’ve done that six times. After researching how Icould have perhaps been exposed to asbestos, it became clear that it was allaround me. My father wielded as a commercial-grade electrician, so as a union manin the trades, he most likely delivered it home on his clothes.My father would comehome from office, and I’d run up and grip him. He was covered in dust from aworksite. We didn’t know that, that included asbestos dust. When my motherwashed his robes 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 mansion, in all these concoctions, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could stimulate cancer in someone. I think what causes me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t boycotted, 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 ..