We Can’t Wait For A Cure! If You Can’t Give You Can Still Be A Myeloma Soldier!

PictureIn honor of all those who have lost their battle with myeloma.

I  can not wait for a myeloma cure because we just lost a very special person in our IMF support group, and I just want this to STOP.  We have a new initiative which is positioned to find a cure for high risk myeloma and I feel it is our best chance for a cure for all myeloma.

 One of our biggest issues with achieving our fund raising goals is best described by a patient who I sent a letter introducing him to the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative.

He writes,
Thank you for keeping me up to date with your emails and activities schedule.  I pray for you all and for the great success of your movement to help find a cure for Multiple Myeloma.! 

I wanted to bring to your attention that I am currently fighting Multiple Myeloma myself.  I was diagnosed in December of 2011 with 12-fractured vertebrae and stage-3 Multiple Myeloma. I lost 4-inches of height, endured 32-sessions of Radiation treatments, went through 2-stem cell transplants and of course I am still taking the chemo cocktail and doing the Aredia infusions in hops of strengthening the bones in my back.! 

Now, I am only telling you this to say that I am obviously sympathetic to your cause.!  I wish that I could donate and show my financial support.  I imagine you would agree, that our fight is not an inexpensive challenge.!  I would gladly be a “foot-soldier” to ask others to donate but otherwise my pockets are as empty as my cupboards. 

I wish you the greatest success.!  We are warriors in the most dangerous of battles and it is critical that we soldier on.!  I applaud and salute you.!   Be Safe & Be Blessed,”

So if you can not give you can be a myeloma foot-soldier and start your own myeloma fund raising page if you CLICK HERE.  However, if you can contribute, you can go to my fund raising page by CLICKING HERE.

Pat Killingsworth, author and patient advocate just wrote an exceptional article about this initiative and I highly recommend it and if you CLICK HERE you can read it.  It will help to clarify how important this is to the myeloma patient community.  We can do this, we just need myeloma soldiers to “soldier on”.

Good luck and God Bless your Myeloma Journey/ editor@myelomasurvival.com

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