Strength Through Inspiration: A Virtual Support Group for Multiple Myeloma Patients & Caregivers who have Young Children

Covid Update

The IMF is cautiously optimistic for local support groups to return back to in-person meetings when it’s safe in your community

We suggest for you to follow local, state and federal guidelines to help you determine when it will be safe to start meeting in-person again.

You may also wish to refer to for information and guidance on specifics for travel, vaccinations, variants and when/how to gather safely.

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Vision Statement

Provide strength and inspiration through education, empathy, empowerment, and encouragement to Multiple Myeloma families who have young children




For more information please contact:

Sue Massey or Elise Doiron

Group Email: [email protected]

We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday's of most months from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Eastern


Upcoming events

IMF Events

May 06
Webinar on How to Optimize and Protect your Immune System: A Nutrition Approach
May 6, 2021 4:00 pm PST

Support Group Events

May 11
Inaugural Meeting
May 11, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

Who We Are

The Strength Through Inspiration: A Virtual Support Group for Multiple Myeloma Patients & Caregivers who have Young Children (“MM Families”) was formed in 2021 and is a support group for Multiple Myeloma patients and caregivers who have young children. It is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (“IMF”). MM Families understands how Multiple Myeloma affects families who have young children, and we look forward to virtually connecting with you on this journey.


Our Leaders

Sue Massey


Sue has 2 young children. When diagnosed in 2013 with MGUS, her daughter was 5, and later that same year became pregnant with her son. Sue progressed to Smoldering Multiple Myeloma in January of 2019 and Active Multiple Myeloma in October of that year. She had an autologous stem cell transplant in March of 2020. She is presently on maintenance therapy. She loves being with her children and cherishes her time with them.

Elise Doiron


Elise was diagnosed in July of 2020 with Multiple Myeloma. At the time, her children were 6 years old and 7 months old. Elise is presently participating in a clinical trial and working towards a autologous stem cell transplant. She also loves to play with her kids, which is the best part of her day


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