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Spotlight on the Myeloma Community

Have you or someone you love been touched by Multiple Myeloma? By sharing your story with us, you can help us make myeloma matter and spread the word about multiple myeloma.
We want to hear from you. Send us an email to share your story, an inspirational video or a piece of advice you've learned on your myeloma journey. Your story can truly make a difference in someone's life.

To submit your story, you can send an email to Michelle Oana, Associate Director of Development and Communications at
Karen Bjarnason

Spotlight on Karen Bjarnason, a 22-Year Surviving Patient from British Columbia

"I have hope again"

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Gilles Caron

Spotlight on Gilles Caron: Research is What Will Help Me Live Longer

"I did some research, mostly online, to try to understand what could be expected from this diagnosis. I wanted to meet other people suffering from the same disease to find out what they were experiencing. I met some patients in the hospital waiting room and we shared what we were going through, but these people were at different stages of the disease and the treatments they were receiving were different from mine. I felt lonely and I needed to know more."


Brenda & Dan Wigle

A Caregiver's Story

Meet Brenda Wigle, wife and caregiver of a myeloma patient since 2011. 

"I am occasionally reminded: It is what it is, you do what you can do, life it to be lived and on good days, go like hell."

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Sandy Kradle Tells Her Story of How She Was Diagnosed With Myeloma

Back pain can be the first sign of myeloma. The first symptoms of multiple myeloma are often fatigue, bone pain or back pain which can be caused by a number of reasons. This makes myeloma a challenge to diagnose. Sandy Kradle tells her story of how back pain was the first sign and it took repeated trips to the doctor to finally get some answers.


Anthony Everett

A Day in the Life of Anthony Everett :  

A Myeloma Patient and Member of the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors, Representing British Columbia

"For the first time in my life I am truly living in the moment and I am grateful for the understanding, compassion, support and encouragement I have from all those that live with myeloma."

Find out more about Anthony's journey here...

A Day in the Life of Steve Homewood, a Myeloma Patient

Take a glimpse into Steve Homewood's journey as a patient living with myeloma for more than 12 years. Learn Steve's story and experiences here...  

Aldo Del Col

In Conversation With Aldo Del Col

Co-founder and Chairman, Myeloma Canada and the Myeloma Canada Research Network

Over the past eleven years, Aldo has directed his attention to building an effective national platform to address the needs of the Canadian myeloma community. More recently, his focus has been on advancing Canadian myeloma research by working closely with Canada's leading myeloma experts to establish the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN) to drive patient-focused research and optimize clinical outcomes. Learn more about Aldo's vision and how is all began by clicking here.

Engin Gul

Meet the Expert: Engin Gul

Director of Clinical Research Operations, MCRN

As part of the Leadership Team, Engin participates in the development and implementation of organizational strategies and best practices that ensure superior research conduct and strategic growth of the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN). Learn more about Engin's role with the MCRN and how clinical trials work in a personal interview by clicking here.