Firefighter Who Died From Mesothelioma Honored

A South Carolina firefighter who recently passed away from mesothelioma had made it his last mission to spread awareness about the deadly asbestos cancer, and his fellow firefighters are doing everything they can to help him achieve his goal posthumously.

By the time John Winn learned of his mesothelioma cancer diagnosis, it was already in its advanced stages and very difficult to treat or manage. However, with his fate already determined, Winn set out to warn and protect other firefighters on the dangers of developing mesothelioma that come with the profession, as well as set up proper medical screenings so any illnesses can be caught and treated in their earliest stages.

Other firefighters in the area also rallied to support Winn and his cause. In April, the Old Fort Fire Department donated a fire truck that was painted in pearl in recognition of Winn and the Minnie Pearl Foundation, a foundation that supports cancer research.

"What I want to do is make this. I want everyone in the state, the nation to realize that mesothelioma cancer is out there, and I want this to be a symbol to recognize every firefighter in South Carolina," Winn said during the dedication of the truck.

Unfortunately, Winn recently passed away from his mesothelioma illness. At his funeral, the pearl-colored fire truck rode in the procession.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there may be legal actions worth pursuing. Call Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation regarding a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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Last modified: October 4, 2017