Meet Myeloma Coach Heidi Thomas: Knowledge is Power
When I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2014, I had never heard of the disease and I had no idea where to turn. I was young with three kids aged 13, 17 and 20...and looked forward to all of their milestones ahead. After experiencing several mixed messages from doctors, who were not specialized, I sought out a specialist who had answers that made sense to me. I was extremely lucky to have a connection with Jenny, (founder of Myeloma Crowd and HealthTree) and she cheered me on and pointed me in the right direction, which was mostly in the direction of hope. I have now learned self-advocacy, how to create a team that I could believe in, and how best to filter and control all the information available to me so I could remain positive. I feel empowered by all of the resources Myeloma Crowd has provided and I love having the experience of working with fellow patients as a Coach. The ability to share information with each other and build relationships within this community has been so invaluable and inspiring.
Heidi is a wife, mother of three adult children, multiple myeloma survivor and Coach.
She enjoys learning about nutrition, health & wellness, and spending time with her family.
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