My old friend, Don Wright, is the Energizer Bunny of multiple myeloma; he keeps running and running... After reaching the goal of running a marathon in all 50 states, most would take some time off. Not Don. His new goal is to run 100 marathons, all after his diagnosis nearly a decade ago: Vital Options
UPDATE: I just heard from Don's daughter, Sarah. (Sunday, November 16th) She told me that Don ran another marathon today in Vancouver, BC. So the answer is Canada's next! Amazing! The guy's like the Energizer bunny! Here's my original post: My good friend, myeloma survivor, serial marathoner and folk hero, Don Wright, just keeps on
Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful family holiday! Time to get back to work. What better way to get in the spirit of moving than the next column from our lifestyle and nutritional guru, Danny Parker... Exercise & Multiple Myeloma: (Part Six) Don Wright is on to something. Don is a rightful
Earlier this year, suzierose, also know as Myeloma Cinderella, wrote several columns for us here at MMB. I have heard from several of you that enjoyed her work, wondering what happened and why she stopped. Those of you that read MMB regularly have noticed that she contributes in our comment section regularly. So what happened?
Some of you might already know March is multiple myeloma awareness month. But I noticed this week that a number of media outlets aren't waiting to run stories about our cancer. But before I begin my report, I was excited to see Dr. Sergio Giralt, BMT and myeloma specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center, featured
Our marathon running hero, Don Wright, is back in the news again. While I was in Atlanta at ASH, I learned that Don had just finished running a marathon in Hawaii, completing his goal of running marathons in all 50 states. WOW! The most impressive part of Don's accomplishment: He ran all of these marathons
My reporting from ASH tends to stress the human side of the meetings. When I do report on specific presentations, I edit some of the information, only including what I think would be of interest to the majority of my readers. If you would like to know more, here is a link the the MMRF's
To start, I would like to apologize to a number of readers that never saw their comments published. I normally receive an email whenever someone comments on any post--or so I thought. But I learned today that there were 27 comments from the past week or so waiting to be approved by “the Administrator.” HEY!
Remember my good friend Don Wright? Minnesota Don’s inspirational story goes national Don lives with his lovely wife and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota. The three of them always travel together. They are pictured here following an event several months back. (Don is pictured here, wearing red. His daughter, Sarah, that he lovingly calls "Sweet
This story is very close to my heart. Not only is Don Wright a close friend, but former NFL football player, Elijah Alexander, and I became friends before he died a a year or so ago. Both men figure prominently in this April 30th press release from the foundation Elijah and his wife, Kimberly, founded
International Myeloma Foundation’s Journalist Workshop features multiple myeloma related highlights from ASH
I just finished writing an article about Monday’s night International Myeloma Foundation’s Journalist Workshop. I will provide a link to the article as soon as it runs on the IMF’s website. Here’s an excerpt/preview from the article as I set the scene from the 90 minute media event: Monday evening I attended the IMF’s post-ASH
Fellow multiple myeloma survivor, blogger, marathon runner and one of my myeloma heroes, Don Wright from Minnesota, has become quite a celebrity lately. Don was the first myeloma patient I met after I was diagnosed in 2007. An experienced patient, Don befriended me, took me under his wing and helped me get my head around
Myeloma Hope Blog Helps Multiple Myeloma Patients Understand Test Results & Better Anticipate Side-Effects
Looking for an excellent, technically focused patient blog? Check-out Myeloma Hope. My good friend, Don from Minnesota, includes lots of instructive details using his blood work and other tests to illustrate the hows and whys of myeloma chemistry. He also uses photos and charts which really help. An added bonus: Don's personal story is very
You probably have never noticed this, but I rarely refer to people (including myself) with multiple myeloma as survivors. I use the term "patient." The universal definition of "cancer survivor" is anyone who has been diagnosed but is still alive! So technically, we are survivors. Yea! But unlike those who have been treated for--and recovered