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Maureen's Story: Living with Multiple Myeloma, Living with Purpose

Maureen had never heard of multiple myeloma — until she became diagnosed with the disease. In 2019 it was estimated that 3,300 Canadians would be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Watch these videos to learn more about how Maureen’s multiple myeloma diagnosis has changed her life. In the first video, below, Maureen talks about the importance of support, friendship, and speaking with those who understand her experience. 

“There has to be a reason that I have this,” she says — and, as you’ll see, she has found purpose in her new life. 

In the next video, Maureen says having myeloma has caused her to reflect on her independence. 

While multiple myeloma has it’s challenges, Maureen says, “You build your strength up and you start feeling better … and you push yourself a little more.”

Now, she says in the final video below, “I’m feeling that there is a little bit of hope.” 

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