This site will be dedicated to my husband
Thomas C. vanGerven who died of Pleural Mesothelioma
on the 1st of June 1997.
Through his work as a refractory bricklayer
he was in contact with asbestos.
This is a lesser known cancer
effecting the lining of the lungs,
and is caused by exposure to asbestos.

As you read through this site
you may find that the spelling of
some words appear incorrect.
This is where the English
from different countries is spelt differently.
I do not change the wording of the
stories as they are not mine to tell.
They are written from
the very hearts of those
who sent them to me.

The Bad News
What Is Asbestos
Asbestos In New Zealand
More Asbestos In New Zealand
Asbestos Related Diseases
Specialists on Mesothelioma
New Stories
More Stories
Message For Navy Personnel
Poems and Verses