Navigation Links
Asbestos Tragedy and Hope
Date:6/12/2008

Granddaughter of Mesothelioma Victim Will Address Effort to Find Cure

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventh grader, Lexi Miletto, whose grandfather, Joseph Miletto died in 2005 of peritoneal mesothelioma, will be a featured speaker at the Gala Dinner on Friday evening, June 27th, part of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation's International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, which runs Thursday, June 26th through Saturday, June 28th at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.

"Pop Pop used to take me on trips to the movies, to go swimming, to Dorney Park," recalled Lexi. "For six to eight months we didn't know what was wrong with him. He was 68 but he was really strong and healthy. He didn't have any grey hairs."

Joseph Miletto worked an aide on the buses for Laidlaw Transportation, and previously in the Navy and brick making where he was constantly exposed to carcinogenic asbestos fibers. Asbestos is so deadly that there is no known safe level of exposure. Even a tiny bit of fiber can cause mesothelioma. Studies show that this cancer claims the approximately 3,000 Americans each year.

Joseph Miletto died ten weeks after diagnosis.

"I'm speaking at the Gala because we are the future and we have to pick up the torch to end asbestos and find a cure for meso," said Lexi. "And because I think it's important to tell my story of what happened in my family. I know Pop Pop would want me to talk about it ... and I want him to still be proud of me."

Lexi is an Honors student at Lower Macungie Middle School in Macungie, Pennsylvania where she will be entering eighth grade in the fall. She is on Student Council, sings in the school choir and is an avid volleyball player. She lives in Alburtis, Pennsylvania with her parents and her two younger brothers.

The Meso Foundation is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates and researchers dedicated to eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma. The Foundation spurs meso research and seed money grant funding, with over $5 million awarded to date. The Foundation also provides information on mesothelioma treatments, clinical trials and medical referrals through its full-time mesothelioma nurse practitioner and its website, http://www.curemeso.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Meso Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New research group offers hope to asbestosis sufferers
2. UPDATED: Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicagos Oak Street Beach
3. Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicagos Oak Street Beach
4. Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos
5. Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos
6. Fighting Cancer: Historic Anti-Asbestos Legislation Moving Forward With Support of Meso Foundation
7. Asbestos Verdict Upheld by Louisiana Court of Appeal, Announces Baron & Budd
8. Media Advisory: May 19 Briefing on Asbestos Legislature
9. $3 Billion Asbestos Deal Reached by W.R.Grace Company to Pay Asbestos Victims
10. Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Position on Ban Asbestos Legislation
11. Legal exposure to asbestos-like material linked to lung damage 25 years later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone ... physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If ... at my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ... The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top ... Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: