A year ago my dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer. It causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells. The treatment goals were to eliminate myeloma cells and get stem cell transplants which will allow my dad to have a very active life.
He started off with his Myeloma count at 47% of his body and after 9 months of treatment and one stem cell transplant his Myeloma count is now 9% and his disease is stable which is fantastic news. He has undergone his second stem cell transplant Aug 17th in London. With this second transplant and maintenance medication they are expecting (hoping) to keep his disease stable without any flare ups for about 5 years but they cannot make any promises. We remain hopeful that ongoing research will unveil new forms of treatment.
On September 29th, I along with the “Randall’s Warriors “ team will be walking in the Multiple Myeloma March! Feel free to join the team or donate. (see link below) The money raised is going to go towards clinical research that will hopefully net us many more years with him. We are extremely hopeful as we are told that treatments and research are more encouraging year after year.
In support of the best dad in the world!!
I’m raising money in support of Myeloma Canada by participating in the Multiple Myeloma March.
By making a donation to me, you are helping to fund clinical research and to support advocacy for accelerated access to game-changing therapies for Canadian myeloma patients.
Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!
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