Myeloma Voices

Aug
15
Shirley and Rod Jonas
When Shirley Jonas was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, her first response was “What is that?” A few days later, she was referred to a hematologist/oncologist in Bismarck, North Dakota, and(...)
Aug
15
Denise Brunson
Physically abused by her partner in October of 2013, Denise Brunson went to the hospital to treat those injuries—so much more was revealed to her. In a matter of days, she pressed charges against her(...)
Aug
15
John and Charisse DeFlice
As a gastroenterologist, Dr. John DeFlice was no stranger to cancer diagnoses. However, he was usually the one diagnosing others. While at work, John was adjusting a patient for an X-ray, and he felt(...)
Aug
14
Sharon and Marilyn Alexander
A 24-year myeloma survivor, Marilyn Alexander has undergone a bone marrow transplant, and her twin sister (as well as caregiver) Sharon Alexander was her donor. Through her ups and downs with the(...)
Aug
14
Joyce Schultz
Diagnosed with myeloma nine years ago, Joyce Schultz endured many drug combination regimens and a stem cell transplant, but was faced with multiple relapses. Today, she is on a steady maintenance(...)
Apr
12
Bob and Judy Nist
In December 2014, Bob Nist developed a rash on his chest. After it did not go away, the dermatologist sent Bob to an oncologist, and Bob was diagnosed with smoldering myeloma. After emailing his(...)