This time in 12 months I hope to see a 1 and a bunch of zero’s to the left of this counter.
Today marks day 1 of the campaign to get 10’000 new stem cell donors registered.
Or to be even clearer, extend and maybe even save a truck load of lives.
As I am sure we can all testify to, a lot can happen in a year. So my aim is to make this one a hell of a lot more positive, enjoyable and productive than the last.
To meet new people, to get exposure to new experiences and if the planets align, to find someone somewhere, a donor match; me included please!
We have a logo, the web site is now live and social media feeds are up and running.
I have 2 presentations lined up to deliver in the next fortnight which will be supplemented by some great media opportunities. I’ll fill you in as plans are set in stone.
It feels good to be proactive in the fight to keep the Myeloma in check. It was always a battle on 2 fronts; the medical and the psychological. As I have said previously, I have no influence over the treatment plans other than to stick with the program and stay as positive as I am able to.
Mentally, this campaign gives me a focus and a tangible goal which will make a difference. I finally have some control!
The Myeloma challenge just got interesting…