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Leslie Russell

My Father, Joe, has been battling multiple myeloma since his diagnosis in 2016. His treatment has been the focus of our family for many years. It has been quite an uphill battle from considering different chemotherapy treatments to frequent hospital visits for help with his feeding tube. It has been difficult to see my father endure so much, but I knew my family and I could find community in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Early in 2020, I desired to be a part of a movement bigger than myself, while combining a hiking aspect I so enjoyed! I did some research looking up non-profits for multiple myeloma research, and BOOM! The MMRF appeared. I am a shoot-for-the-moon type of person, and I knew that applying for the Moving Mountains program was the right fit for me.

It's such an honor to be a part of the Moving Mountains team raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma research. I know that I may not be able to fix every ailment that my father might have, but I know that my efforts are going to find a cure someday. It's been so enlightening to be a part of the journey that I have met others that their spouses, aunt/uncles, brothers/sisters, etc. have battled multiple myeloma. I don't feel alone anymore, and I find such peace in that.

I am looking forward to creating relationships with others in the Moving Mountains program. Again, it's that sense of community that is so important when it comes to seeing others battle such an obscure cancer.

Make a donation today and join us in supporting and uplifting those who are directly affected by myeloma.

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