Greetings! My name is Helene Watts, and I’m a Multiple Myeloma cancer survivor. More than that, I’m a wife to Lloyd and mother of one daughter, Brooke. I was living the somewhat normal, hectic life as a working mother until May 2012 when I was diagnosed. After months of treatments, I underwent a bone marrow transplant in February 2013. My body responded extremely well, and I was given blood remission status by 2014.
My husband and I have celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and I’ve celebrated 5 more birthdays! I’ve watched my daughter blossom from a precocious 11-year old to a 16-year old young lady. I owe these additional years to God’s grace and to all of the myeloma treatments available today; some of which weren't available just 5 years ago. Now more than ever we see the benefit of raising funds to continue to help find new and improved treatments and ultimately a cure; as I will be undergoing another transplant in the next several months.