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Karl Vollstedt

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16 07, 2014

I can’t believe that Karl’s gone…

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Major League Baseball's annual All Star Game was played last night at Target Field in Minneapolis.  My dear friend, Karl Vollstedt, was a huge Minnesota Twins fan.  As I leaned over to pick up the phone to congratulate him and chat during the game, I was jolted back to reality: Karl died in April. For

19 04, 2014

Mourning the loss of a true myeloma hero

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One of my closest friends died Thursday night.  Karl Vollstedt was the most generous and positive person that I've ever known. I met Karl--and his lovely wife, Lorraine--at the first multiple myeloma support group meeting I ever attended in the summer of 2007.  Karl had founded the Stillwater, Minnesota group three years before.  Don Wright,

22 03, 2013

“Fun Fridays!” series kick-off

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Before I introduce our new "Fun Fridays!" weekly series, I wanted to quickly touch-on Wednesday night's Myeloma Cure Panel webcast, featuring Anya Prince, an attorney with the Cancer Legal Resource Center. Anya answered questions about what employers can and cannot do--and what an employee should do--once they are diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  Anya also fielded

3 05, 2010

Part One Of A Two Week Series About Multiple Myeloma Patients Who Have Gone On To Live Normal & Inspirational Lives

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Today I am introducing a series about a number of multiple myeloma survivors and patients. Most are living normal or near normal lives following their cancer diagnosis. A few are still having a rough time. I will also be going back into our archives, reviving inspirational stories of myeloma patients I have met and reported