We did this whole stem cell transplant once before with limited success (but I am still alive… so “limited” is relative.) This time
instead of using my own stem cells, the new me will be a product of healthy stem cells from my very generous and loving sister, Rebecca.
Last time around, I felt the whole “happy birthday” concept was pretty hokey. This time, I do not. All the options have pretty well run out and and Rebecca and this process is very literally a life saver. SO… happy birthday to me. And to celebrate, I am going to encourage you to send me a Re-Birthday Present! Actually, a present to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night, Team Might Myeloma Fighters. This is our walking team made up of the support group that has met so much to keeping me sane and positive. And, of course, LLS has been critical to the research and support that has allowed me to celebrate this new birthday.
Here is the link to the MM Fighters Team donation page. We are just shy of $10,000 for the year, and it would be awesome to surpass that. Right now, we are top Friends and Family team in the NC Triangle walk!