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Multiple Myeloma Awareness: Our Cause
Did you know that Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer? That many patients have never heard of it until they are told they have the disease. That was my story in March 2014. Multiple Myeloma is a personal journey of mine and why we exist today. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. Our goal is to educate and push awareness so that early detection occurs and less families are affected by this disease. I've learned to be my own advocate and educate myself with the disease. I've had multiple myeloma since 2014 and currently maintaining the disease. My ultimate goal is for it to leave my body. With life changes I am able to move forward with the disease for a productive and healthy life. Each year I host a Bone Marrow Donor Drive to push awareness and gain potential donors to help save lives. To date over 180 military members have signed up to be potential donors. Of the 180 only 2 were prefect matches! As you can see there is a need.
The International Myeloma Foundation, Be The Match, Salute to Life, and many others work hard to spread awareness of myeloma and blood cancer. It does not end on March 31 for Multiple myeloma Awareness month. The journey continues.
How can you help? First get educated "Knowledge is Power" simply click the link below or visit any bone marror donor organizations. After you have gained knowledge and you want to join the registry let me know and I can find a registry in your local area. It only takes 2 minutes to get swabbed.
Save a life today:
Be The Match https://www.bethematch.org
For more of my story please view or blog and about us page.