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A Multiple Myeloma Patient’s Wish Helps Ease My Pain Following University Of Wisconsin’s NCAA Tournament Loss Sunday

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A Multiple Myeloma Patient’s Wish Helps Ease My Pain Following University Of Wisconsin’s NCAA Tournament Loss Sunday

The Trip to Jacksonville was fun—even though my beloved Badgers were “spanked” by Cornell, losing by eighteen points.  On Saturday I read an e-mail from a woman who is struggling with a very aggressive and unresponsive form of multiple myeloma.  She just endured a second transplant after only six months, since her myeloma was not slowed by the first SCT.  This patient ended her e-mail on a positive, whimsical note, writing that her former school’s success (Cornell) in the NCAA tournament gave her hope. “If Cornell can win—maybe I can win too!” I thought about that e-mail a number of times during the game. Cornell out-hustled and out-worked the favored University of Wisconsin team—something the Badgers often do to other teams. But not Sunday. Cornell was magnificent! I hope they can keep winning. And I hope Cornell’s Cinderella-like performance continues to inspire this unnamed patient in her life and death battle against cancer.

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat