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

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Vision Statement

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

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Sue Massey or Carrie Palmer

Group Email: [email protected]

We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday's of most months from 8:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern.

 

Upcoming events

IMF Events

Jun 27
Top Myeloma Research Presented at ASCO & EHA Webinar 2024
June 27, 2024 12:00 pm PST
Jul 19
IMF Patient and Family Seminar 2024 — Minneapolis, MN
July 19, 2024 12:00 pm CST
Aug 16
IMF Patient and Family Seminar 2024 — Los Angeles, CA
August 16, 2024 12:00 pm PST

Support Group Events

Jul 09
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
July 9, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Aug 13
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
August 13, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Sep 10
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
September 10, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Oct 08
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
October 8, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Nov 12
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
November 12, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Dec 10
MM Familes Monthly Meeting
December 10, 2024 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
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Dealing With Cancer in the Family

This Girl Scout Gold Award Project was designed for kids and teens of cancer patients to help them understand the science and social-emotional aspects of cancer. While it’s designed to be used by kids and teens independently, parents can also explore these resources with their children. It includes a website and 2 pdf workbooks, one for kids 5-11 years old and one for teens 12-17 years old. 

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Cancer Support Community - What Do I Tell the Kids?

If you are a parent, or caring for a child and cancer is in your family, this booklet is meant to give you information about a child’s general understanding of cancer, ways to talk to them about cancer, some common behaviors you may see in children, and ways to support your family through this experience.

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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

 

Carrie lives with her 3 children and husband in North Carolina. She was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in February 2020 when her kids were 6,10, and 14 and she was 41. She had an autologous stem cell transplant in June 2020 and is currently in a clinical trial for maintenance at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. As an educator, kids have always been a big part of her life and her kids are at the center of it.

 

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