In this strange season of the Coronavirus, myeloma is ever-more present in my mind. This season has underscored the importance of family, and my determination to find a cure for myeloma.
Working at home has given me a new perspective of what happens when I'd normally be in the office. I love seeing so much life happening: Ryan’s tiny feet pitter-pattering around, Maddie learning to read books at the dining table, and Sarah chasing after the kids. These everyday happenings are part of the life that Sarah and I have built together—and I'm truly grateful.
Yet, myeloma still lurks in the dark corners of my mind. I find myself wondering when will the next shoe drop? From experience, it’s when you least expect it. It happens right before college graduation. When you’re about to begin your career. After you’ve just signed the mortgage papers to your first house.
I refuse to sit on my hands and wait for the next shoe to drop. The time to act is now. Why? In short, because myeloma hasn’t gone away. It continues to take away our loved ones every day.
Many of us have been affected by myeloma, and all of us have been impacted by cancer. I’m re-doubling my efforts to fight cancer. Will you join me by supporting my fundraising and registering as a virtual participant for June 28th?