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6 07, 2013

More well deserved condolences for John Knighten

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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 I

2 07, 2013

John Knighten’s obituary

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Spokane firefighter John Knighten loses cancer battle Jennifer Pignolet The Spokesman-Review Spokane firefighter John Knighten lost his three-year battle with cancer Sunday night. Knighten, a 19-year veteran of the Spokane Fire Department, former Marine, husband to Shawna Knighten and father of three daughters, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010. He died at his home

2 07, 2013

Our dear friend John has moved on

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If you haven't been following the comments following Saturday's post, John Knighten has died. I have written so much about him the past ten months there doesn't seem to be much more to say.  Here are the last thoughts his wife, Shawna, shared on facebook since his passing: Dearest family & friends, it is with

17 06, 2013

Broadcast features battling survivor John Knighten and family

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Good news!  Our dear friend and Patient Snapshot favorite, John Knighten, is hanging on.  Last April, John was given only a few weeks to live by his transplant team in Seattle.   But the Spokane, Washington resident and former firefighter continues to fight through severed pain caused by a massive plasmacytoma (tumor) in his sinuses.

1 02, 2013

mSMART, OS update and inspirational friends

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Let's start with a helpful link to Mayo Clinic's Medical Laboratory site: Multiple Myeloma Proper Diagnosis and Risk Stratification to Guide Treatment Here you will find an informative video and helpful charts that help explain how genetic testing works, and why Risk-Adapted Therapy (mSMART ) is an important tool for myeloma specialists. Next, listen to

3 12, 2012

Another Patient Snapshot Update about John in Spokane

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Myeloma survivor, John Knighten from Spokane, Washington, has been kind enough to email me weekly updates about his ongoing therapy.  John and his doctors in Seattle are preparing him for tandem auto/allo stem cell transplants after the first of next year. Not familiar with John's difficult myeloma journey?  This link to my post about him