Posts tagged "Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation"

Chicago's 1st annual Crawfish for Cancer charity event

My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2012. By July of 2013, she was gone. If you’re not sure as to what Multiple Myeloma is, it’s a cancer of the plasma cell that largely effects the bones. You can read an extensive interview that I had with Dr. Zimmerman of the University of Chicago... Read more »

Not home for the holidays: the multiple myeloma effect

My mom isn’t coming home for the holidays. I never would have guessed that something like multiple myeloma would so drastically change my life in less than a year. This Thanksgiving, my brother and I really didn’t know what to do. While most families spend weeks or months planning for the holiday, my brother and I... Read more »

Overcoming grief part deux : a lesson in wearing masks

Everyone processes grief differently. Lately, I’ve been wearing the mask of “happiness”. I’ve done my best to be genuinely happy…really. But there are times when I’m forced to fake it. I wear a mask. It’s not that I’m really trying to go out of my way to hide something. It’s simply that you get to... Read more »
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