Amazing story about the first woman to run for Vice-President of the United States. That part isn’t amazing. The amazing thing is that Geraldine Ferraro is still going strong, 13 years after she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma! Here is an excerpt and a link to Kimberly Blozie’s article about her last month in Cure Talk:
Geraldine Ferraro’s Heroic Life and Battle with Multiple Myeloma
Geraldine Ferraro, was the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party. She is an author, attorney and a Democratic Party politician. She also served as a US ambassador the UN Commission on Human Rights and served on Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign when she ran for president in 2008. She’s inspired millions of Americans and was one of the first women to help bring other women into the US political system.
In 1998, she was also diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Ferraro had felt unusually tired at the end of her senate campaign and in November of that year, was given the diagnosis. In time, Ferraro became a frequent speaker on the disease, and an avid supporter and honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation…
…Geraldine Ferraro is a heroic woman because of her accomplishments and because she is winning the battle against multiple myeloma.
So true! Watch a NBC Today Show interview and read more by going to: Geraldine Ferraro and Multiple Myeloma.
I have always found Ms Ferraro’s story to be inspirational. Hope you do, too.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat