Sometimes, I sit and wonder how many different ways I can discuss the importance of advocacy. How many ways can I write about how critical it is to spread awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos? Should I just sit back and think that I’ve done enough and let my past words and actions speak for themselves?
The answer is simple… absolutely not! Every single day, someone new is introduced into the mesothelioma community, whether it be as a patient, caregiver, researcher, friend, or concerned citizen. We cannot stop fighting just because we think that daily chatter may already be saturated with concerns.
Advocacy isn’t just for those currently clashing with this horrific disease. It is for those who have lost their lives fighting. It is for the future generations who will hopefully know nothing about mesothelioma, because it has been eradicated forever. It is for everyone.
Even if you think that an effort that you deem as small can’t impact someone, think again! A simple article posted on social media, a comment to an acquaintance, anything can help in this ongoing fight. It is important to keep this battle going and fight until the end, until mesothelioma is only a memory in the eyes of everyone in the world.