The Joe Wallace Breath of Life Fund
Article by William Goulding
Updated Wednesday, 14th February 2007
The Joe Wallace breath of life fund was set up in the memory of Joe Wallace who sadly passed away on the 20th of June 2005 after suffering from Mesothelioma.Joe as many young lads from Sunderland and all over the North-East started work in heavy industry in the '50s, he worked in several ship yards along the Tyne and Wear as did the rest of his family. Joe left the yards in the '80s and never really looked back until the past came to haunt him.
Joe was a fit 66-year-old in September 2004 when he retired, in-fact he was that fit he had worked an extra year but from there he started to get a little short of breath.
From September till February 2005 he had many tests and was finally diagnosed with mesothelioma. By June of the same year Joe had past away leaving a wife, 4 children, several grandchildren - one here after his death and now one grandchild on the way he'll never meet.
The aim of this fund is to raise as much money for the British Lung Foundation as possible and make people aware of mesothelioma. The way the fund aims to do this is by Joe's son, Paul doing as many sponsored events as possible.
To sponsor Paul please follow this link to the fund's website.