Jake and Julie’s story

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Jake’s Message

Jake has mesothelioma. He believes the Foundation’s awareness and education programs are vital. ‘Education is the key. It has to be made clear to people. It can kill you.’

Jake supports the Foundation’s education programs for workers and home renovators. ‘The messages are powerful, and they need to be. Don’t think it can’t happen to you. It can.’

Julie’s Message

‘I feel sorry for anyone who has to make a compensation claim but having Laurie and Gill to support us at this extremely difficult time, made all the difference.’ Brian died in November 2013. He was 64.

As part of the Foundation’s Community Support Program, volunteers provided information and support to Julie’s husband Brian, who made a claim under the Tasmanian Government’s Compensation Scheme for asbestos disease sufferers and their families.