Myeloma Voices

Apr
07
Laura and Guy Ratzlaf
Guy Ratzlaf was getting ready to go work one Friday morning, and he couldn’t turn the steering wheel in his car. Immediately, he and his wife went to the ER. Before he even knew much about myeloma,(...)
Aug
28
Daniel and Ruby List
Dan List was diagnosed with myeloma in 2005. He was told he could expect to live two to five years. He decided he would fight the disease with a positive attitude because a negative attitude was not(...)
Jul
30
Thomas Goode
Diagnosed in 2005 with a plasmacytoma that was treated with radiation in 2006, Thomas Goode soon underwent a stem cell transplant. Two months after completion of an autologous stem cell transplant,(...)
Jul
30
Janet and Joe Kerrigan
Janet Kerrigan recalls that “2011 was going to be great year.” Her youngest daughter was getting married, and 126 family and friends were attending the wedding. Shortly after that, Janet’s family(...)
Jul
30
Arlene Preisendorf
Diagnosed with myeloma in February 2009 at the age of 47, Arlene Preisendorf recalls contacting Support Group Leader Dr. Jim Omel just a few days later. She shares how Jim connected with her and her(...)
Jun
30
James and Camille Wilson
In 2014, after having severe pain in her chest and upper back, Camille Wilson learned she had two crushed vertebrae and was shortly thereafter diagnosed with myeloma. Today Camille continues on(...)