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1308, 2013

Remembering my father (Part Two)

By |August 13th, 2013|About Pat, Caregivers, Inspirational, RIP|

Ted Killingsworth was born and raised in South Carolina.  My father put himself through college at Clemson University and rose to the rank of Captain in the Air Force, serving as a civil engineer in Japan and the Philippines after World War Two.

1208, 2013

Remembering my father

By |August 12th, 2013|About Pat, Inspirational, RIP|

Last week I wrote about how my good friend, Ardy Germann, was losing her battle with myeloma:
Sometimes it can be difficult to focus on positive things…

607, 2013

More well deserved condolences for John Knighten

By |July 6th, 2013|Research, RIP|

I wouldn’t continue to post some much about our dear friend, John Knighten.  But this local newscast is touching and well done.  Try not to cry when John shares how his number one concern is for his wife and kids on camera a week before his death:
Spokane firefighter John Knighten passes away

207, 2013

John Knighten’s obituary

By |July 2nd, 2013|RIP|

Spokane firefighter John Knighten loses cancer battle
Jennifer Pignolet The Spokesman-Review

207, 2013

Our dear friend John has moved on

By |July 2nd, 2013|RIP|

If you haven’t been following the comments following Saturday’s post, John Knighten has died.

1206, 2013

Myeloma Updates: Revlimid, Social Security Disability assistance and a fond farewell

By |June 12th, 2013|RIP, Tips|

This headline on a well known medical website made me laugh:
From ASCO – Revlimid May be Effective for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Really?  Docs have been prescribing Revlimid to their newly diagnosed patients since late 2006!  But the keystone novel therapy has never been officially approved for use in new patients by the FDA.  The “rules” […]

1002, 2013

Tribute to Canadian myeloma activist, Carol Westberg

By |February 10th, 2013|Inspirational, RIP|

Nancy, one of MMB’s most faithful readers, wanted to pass-along the sad news that a pioneer of the Canadian myeloma community, Carol Westberg, passed away recently.  I never met Carol, but I did exchange emails with her from time to time.  She was always helpful and upbeat.  I’m sure she will be missed!

1812, 2012

Bob Davis remembered…

By |December 18th, 2012|Inspirational, RIP|

Pattie and I moved to Florida four years ago.  Honestly, we haven’t made a lot of friends here.  We say hello to the neighbors, and I know each of the women that work at our new vet by name.

1109, 2012

Barbara “Boogie Barb” Hammack remembered

By |September 11th, 2012|RIP|

Eleven years ago today, America lost over 3000 of our citizens in a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.  I thought that this would be a good opportunity to memorialize one of our own.

707, 2012

A special tribute to Laura Wilson

By |July 7th, 2012|Inspirational, RIP|


2205, 2012

Death of a brother touches me deeply…

By |May 22nd, 2012|Inspirational, RIP|

Does multiple myeloma run in families?  Most experts say no.

1805, 2012

Rest in peace, myeloma heroes…

By |May 18th, 2012|Inspirational, RIP|

I have been sitting on a number of obituaries and news stories about fellow myeloma patients who have passed-away recently.

2702, 2012

Lots of myeloma news from this weekend…

By |February 27th, 2012|About Pat, RIP, Therapy|

Let me share some important myeloma related odds-and-ends from the past three or four days.

802, 2012

Reflections about yesterday’s good news…

By |February 8th, 2012|About Pat, RIP, Tips|

I am so touched!  Lots of positive, supportive comments.  But you should see all of the emails I received!   Isn’t it great how we can help each other?  I gain so much strength and support from my readers…

3101, 2012

Living nine months at a time…

By |January 31st, 2012|Inspirational, RIP, Therapy, Tips|

One year ago, a dear friend of mine passed-away after a long fight against multiple myeloma.  Ever notice how the myeloma usually wins?

611, 2011

Gathering celebrates the life of myeloma patient Peggy Dickinson

By |November 6th, 2011|Inspirational, RIP|

Last weekend, Pattie and I attended a memorial gathering for a friend of ours, Peggy Dickinson, who died recently from complications associated with her multiple myeloma.

510, 2011

Did You Know Ann Landers Died From Multiple Myeloma?

By |October 5th, 2011|Inspirational, RIP|

Did you know that famous advice columnist, Ann Landers,  died from complications associated with Multiple Myeloma?

2809, 2011

I Lost A Dear Friend Yesterday

By |September 28th, 2011|RIP|

Yesterday afternoon, a dear friend with multiple myeloma, Stacey Rohrer, died at her home, surrounded by friends and family, including her two young daughters.

1608, 2011

Multiple Myeloma Claims Another Wonderful Friend: Rest In Peace, Peggy!

By |August 16th, 2011|RIP|

I helped start a multiple myeloma support group one year ago, near my new home here in Florida–about an hour northwest of Tampa.

2803, 2010

Links To Media Reports Concerning Elijah Alexander’s Passing

By |March 28th, 2010|Inspirational, RIP|

Here are links to a number of different news reports about our friend and fellow multiple myeloma patient Elijah Alexander:  Associated Press, ABC Action News, Denver Star-Telegraph.  Still no definitive answer as to cause of death.  Several unconfirmed reports do say it was “myeloma related.”  The Post-Chronicle wrote this in Their March 26th report: