Myeloma 5k Walk/Run & Fundraiser

Myeloma 5k Walk/Run & Fundraiser

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.

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