Living With Mesothelioma–My Diary– IATP Video is made and published

So many New people are reading my blog now as I have made so many new friends this weekend. Welcome this is my day to day diary as I travel the path of Mesothelioma.

Not always about illness  as my illness takes second place at times as I have to much to do to raise awareness of this disease and the substance that caused it.


I was shattered by last night and had to go to bed early where I slept from 9.30pm to 7pm this morning. Boy! did  i need that sleep.

So today  has been busy making a video. Ray took loads of batteries but they were old rechargeable’s and you all know Ray is prone to accidents!! Teeth and  hearing aids that go down the loo. just to mention 2 things. Just as i made my speech the batteries went flt grrr.

Anyway we have made a video of photos and I have recorded my speech. I still slipped up on a few words but I did on the night. the brain reads words that are not there.

All done and so ray loaded it up to You Tube while we went for a dog walk.

All done so I have sent the links to so many people, IATP, ADAO, Doctors, MP, MEP,s BLF and everyone is loving it.

My son is singing as we feel he played a part that evening and we needed music so why not his lovely voice. –he was free ha ha !!!

So sit back and relax and lets watch a show xx

ADAO have done a lovely presentation so I have copied that as well

Linda, at IATP’s event with Meso Warrior Mavis Nye

Posted on January 30, 2013

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the enormously successful Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) fundraising event, “Casino Royale. Be Shaken, Not Stirred!” in Derby, UK.  As Sir Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  The IATP room was filled with optimists, innovators, and educators!

Over 100 attendees shared an exciting evening of dinner, disco, games, and, most importantly, meaningful connection.  The silent auction raised nearly £2,000 to support the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST). The event photos are on Photobucket for easy sharing.

At the event, I had the opportunity to collaborate with innovative public health leaders and meet several online friends in person for the first time. One of these friends was Mesothelioma Warrior Mavis Nye, who I had the honor of presenting with the 2013 Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.  Please click here to watch Mavis’ beautiful video about the IATP event! It was a true honor for ADAO to be recognized with the IATP 2013 Global Impact Award, which we all share with the volunteers, supporters, and donors who fuel our work and further our cause.

I encourage you to visit IATP’s stunning website, which was recently renovated. The website contains a wealth of information, including the most comprehensive list of asbestos training providers in the UK. I sincerely look forward to continuing to collaborate with IATP to partner for prevention.

IATP, you inspire us and give meaning to hope.  After meeting you, I am certain, that together, change is truly possible.

In unity,


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