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Asbestos Awareness Ambassador

Nov 15, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

 Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister shares a heartfelt letter to his dad Ron, who lost his battle with mesothelioma (an asbestos-related disease) in 2009. He now continues his dad’s fight to warn others about the dangers of asbestos… ‘as tough as you think you are, asbestos is always tougher’.

“I can still remember the day you got diagnosed. It wasn’t fair. You’d just retired and gotten back from the cruise with mum. I’d never heard of mesothelioma before. I remember saying to you, mate, you’re a strong bloke, you can beat this, there might even be a cure, but you just gave me a blank look I think you knew, they gave you six months, but you didn’t give up, you proved them wrong and we got you to almost a year.

You were a tough old bugger and I’ve always tried to be like you. I’m continuing your fight.”

For further information on asbestos see the asbestos awareness website, Council’s website, phone Council’s Environmental Health staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.