As a patient-founded organization, the MMRF stands together with those battling multiple myeloma while standing apart with our innovative approach to speed the discovery of a cure - for every patient.
Real LifeI was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008, some cancer that I had never heard of. At this time I am in the monitoring stage. I read the MMRF newsletter all the time and it has helped me understand more. It also helps me understand that I am not the only one with this cancer. I know I have a long road ahead of me. The MMRF has given me hope. Thanks for letting me read some of those letters of hope."
"Nagging Back/hip pain in 2002 prompted a visit to the doctor in 2002. Fortunately, my health provider ordered a MRI and I was ultimately diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. I was 46 yrs old. Later, there was an article in a magazine about Kathy G and her journey. I finally felt a sense of relief that someone was forging ahead with MM research and development and she was about my age no less. I have been blessed by the MMRF updates, mailings, and conferences. Kathy and her team are giving "thrivers" like myself renewed hope for the future and a cure."
"When I was 50 years old I started getting bad back pains every time I exercised, I was told to "stretch more before I exercised," then I broke my collarbone when I picked up my 17 lb. dog, Buddie. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and had two stem cell transplants. I have been in remission from Multiple Myeloma for exactly ten years now - thank the Lord and my doctors!"
"I have a 19 plus year MM survival story, after being diagnosed with stage 3 in 1992. I am 63 and have been in 6 clinical trials, including ones helping to get both Velcade and Revlimid approved. Our experiences help empower others to live well with multiple myeloma. Stay active and I'll do the same."