Stories of Inspiration2021-08-07T15:36:40-04:00

Click on the photos to read inspiring stories from some of our members.

Lucie Martineau: Journey to Stem Cell Transplant

December 30th, 2020|

After her difficult journey through and beyond a stem cell transplant, Lucie writes "one must sustain belief in oneself ... the body and the mind make up a wonderful machine ... listening to them can be most instructive".

Ron Ternoway: Trials of a Wallie

December 30th, 2020|

Ron's story, in slides, takes him through several treatments to a clinical trial that finally provided a measure of long-term success.

Betty McPhee: Providing Hope by Telling My Story

July 7th, 2021|

"I was at work when my doctor called me on my cell phone.  I teach Deaf students, and I normally wouldn't answer the phone at school, but I happened to be on a spare.  She told me that she thought I had Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia which is a rare blood [...]

Murray Shaw: Cancer is my Hobby

December 30th, 2020|

As Murray tells it, his WM "is fascinating, time-consuming and important to me, but, like all hobbies, should not become an obsession".

The BC Support Group: Supporting One Another in So Many Ways

August 7th, 2021|

Our group started over fifty years ago!  Well, not really, but... In 1966 I met Betty McPhee in Vancouver.  Three years later she was married and living in Philadelphia.  I was working on a medical team in West Africa.  It was over forty years later when we met by accident [...]

Carol Joy Patterson: Spirit of Hope

December 30th, 2020|

Learning from a life "punctuated by a cascade of medical events", Carol advises that it is important to be a partner with your doctor. "It's not just about finding the right medicine; it's also about sustaining positive attitudes", she writes.


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