BENEFITING: PHILADELPHIA MULTIPLE MYELOMA NETWORKING GROUP
On July 31, 2007 we were delivered a devastating blow, when Tim was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. At the time we had no idea what to expect and knew very little about the disease that would soon take over our lives. When we were told that Tim, at age 44, might only live 10 years, we decided to find the best care possible which led us to The Myeloma Institute in Arkansas. After extensive chemo, 3 stem cell transplants and relapsing over the next 3 years, we decided to find a doctor closer to home. The next 5 years were filled with ups and downs, more chemo, more trials and another transplant. Tim was the ideal patient. He was the poster child for Myeloma. He encouraged other patients who were scared and discouraged when first diagnosed. He was an inspiration to so many and touched the lives of the nurses who treated him. He was our very own Superman. Unfortunately, Tim was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis in early July 2015 and while everyone thought he had more time, and would bounce back, Tim passed away very suddenly on July 27, 2015 at 52 years old. Our lives will never be the same without him. He continues to be our inspiration and lives fully and forever in our hearts. We walk/run for an our incredible warrior.