Living With Mesothelioma-My Diary- Workers Memorial Day. News for kent Acadamy School, The sad passing of a Mesowarrior

The Asbestos Support Groups Forum have launched a Charter for Justice. We believe the changes we are calling for will make a real difference and we hope you can support them. Please print and sign the document. Yesterday was a very successful day Globally for Hazard Rory says today “Our day of action yesterday was a massive global success. At one point we were ‘trending’ on twitter.” Check it out. We Mesowarriors kept it going all day and I was shattered by the time I went to bed. It does show you just what can be achieved when people group together and as ADAO are always quoting — Together we can bring change. Mind you ADAO said yesterday that —– Beyond sad, especially on International Workers Memorial Day. Senators Whitehouse, Merkley, and Booker crossed to support Sens. Vitter & Udall’s S. 697. This new language still does not name asbestos and won’t ban this killer chemical. Markup is in eight hours. Still worse than current law. The fight continues. If you live in NJ, NM, LA, OR, or RI please call this morning and voice your outrage. The chemical industry must be dancing and toasting. It’s a win for them. Feeling sick. The battle for US to ban Asbestos goes on and on which is unbelievable. This Video was made by ADAO for the president to watch. How can he not listen ? how can he turn away????

Yesterday I was so shocked to hear that Mary had passed away. She has just had he second shot of my wonder drug. Mary found me on Face Book and I added her into all the groups Jan 2014 It was funny as she put how she came from South Wales so i spoke about how the treatment seemed to be slower in Wales and harder to find.I gave her a list of all the trials in the UK  “oh no she meant MSW Australia” We often had funny conversations as her health deteriorated. She got onto my Drug but I was worried as they didnt seem to test her for PD1 but she had her first go 4 weeks ago. My last message she told me she had bad water retention and wasn’t passing urine which made me wonder about her kidneys. Chemo does damage them and so they have to be looked after through treatment. Then Lou told us she had passed on Sunday. I was shocked and just burst out into tears as I told Ray. So many deaths so many friends pass on. We must still keep fighting for the cure and so much money is being invested in drugs. This year has been very active on this that I feel we are really near to that. If not a cure just to be able to halt it or slow it down is something. But we work so hard on Awareness. image Yesterday I was so pleased that it has been announced that another Academy School has been issued with Funds of 3million to rebuild its school. I dont think they realise what this means to the Community that this is a way they are eradicating Asbestos in Schools. BUT THEY ARE. and Im a happy bunny to hear this program is going on all over the country. An academy is a school directly funded by the Department for Education and independent of direct control by local government in England. However local government Councils are responsible for the funding formulae used to allocate funds among sections of education within an authority. An Academy may receive additional support from personal or corporate sponsors, either financially or in kind, but must meet the same National Curriculum core subject requirements as other state schools and be subject to inspection by Ofsted.Academies are self-governing and most are constituted as registered charities or operated by other educational charities.Government policy is to encourage all schools to become academies. Those regarded as the stronger can choose how they are governed (see below); those that are perceived to be underperforming or have failed an OFSTED Inspection come under considerable government pressure to become sponsored academies taken over by stronger schools or by one of the many flourishing academy groups. They lease their premises from government and set their own terms and conditions for teachers (Headteachers generally attracting considerably higher salaries than for other schools). This is allowing academies to attract teachers away from other schools whose needs may be greater. You will find the Department for Education’s rationale for academies here, along with more details of operation. Government has also blocked Local Authorities from setting up new schools, and these now have to be academies, Free Schools, or Voluntary Aided Schools In the case of new academies and Free Schools, government provides the building costs and the sponsors run the school. A major expansion of provision in primary schools is needed in parts of both Kent and Medway, so the academy and Free School sectors will both naturally expand. Rays Blog   rays welcome


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