Spotlight on the Myeloma Community
To submit your story, you can send an email to Michelle Oana, Associate Director of Development and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotlight on Karen Bjarnason, a 22-Year Surviving Patient from British Columbia
"I have hope again"
Spotlight on Gilles Caron: Research is What Will Help Me Live Longer
"I did some research, mostly online, to try to understand what could be expected from this diagnosis. I wanted to meet other people suffering from the same disease to find out what they were experiencing. I met some patients in the hospital waiting room and we shared what we were going through, but these people were at different stages of the disease and the treatments they were receiving were different from mine. I felt lonely and I needed to know more."
A Caregiver's Story
Meet Brenda Wigle, wife and caregiver of a myeloma patient since 2011.
"I am occasionally reminded: It is what it is, you do what you can do, life it to be lived and on good days, go like hell."
Sandy Kradle Tells Her Story of How She Was Diagnosed With Myeloma
A Day in the Life of Anthony Everett :
A Myeloma Patient and Member of the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors, Representing British Columbia
"For the first time in my life I am truly living in the moment and I am grateful for the understanding, compassion, support and encouragement I have from all those that live with myeloma."
A Day in the Life of Steve Homewood, a Myeloma Patient
Take a glimpse into Steve Homewood's journey as a patient living with myeloma for more than 12 years. Learn Steve's story and experiences here...
In Conversation With Aldo Del Col
Co-founder and Chairman, Myeloma Canada and the Myeloma Canada Research Network
Over the past eleven years, Aldo has directed his attention to building an effective national platform to address the needs of the Canadian myeloma community. More recently, his focus has been on advancing Canadian myeloma research by working closely with Canada's leading myeloma experts to establish the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN) to drive patient-focused research and optimize clinical outcomes. Learn more about Aldo's vision and how is all began by clicking here.
Meet the Expert: Engin Gul
Director of Clinical Research Operations, MCRN
As part of the Leadership Team, Engin participates in the development and implementation of organizational strategies and best practices that ensure superior research conduct and strategic growth of the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN). Learn more about Engin's role with the MCRN and how clinical trials work in a personal interview by clicking here.