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 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
Support Group Events
To create positive connections and support in a safe and uplifting environment.
To empower those with Multiple Myeloma through key insights and the understanding of educational resources.
To encourage others to be courageous and strong through shared personal experiences.
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.
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.
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 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. She also loves to play with her kids, which is the best part of her day.