Julie Gundlach: Fighting to Ban Asbestos One Day at a Time

12-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Julie Gundlach Continues to Inspire On Aug. 23, 2006, Julie Gundlach’s life changed forever. In the 12-plus years that followed, her mesothelioma story and activism have changed more lives than we can count. During Global Asbestos Awareness Week, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at the impact Julie’s mesothelioma journey has had on the world, including those of us here at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Julie is not cured or in remission. The medically correct term for Julie’s status is ‘stable.’ Among cancers, mesothelioma has one of the highest mortality rates. The average prognosis is 6 to 18 months. There is no cure and its only known cause is exposure to asbestos. But Julie is alive and enjoying life while fighting this battle one day at a time. In for the Fight of Her Life While Julie’s mesothelioma diagnosis came in 2006, her exposure to asbestos occurred much earlier. Julie was exposed to asbestos…

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