How to Tell Your Family, Friends, and Loved Ones You Have Cancer
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Mar 30, 2022 / 01:00PM - 02:00PM EDT
Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients Chapter

Event Description

Join Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady, a newly diagnosed myeloma patient and caregiver, as they share how they told their friends, family and loved ones about Tad's multiple myeloma diagnosis. Share your experiences and ask your questions to this amazing couple! 

Schedule & Agenda

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Introduction
01:00PM
Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey introduces the agenda of the event and featured speakers Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady.
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Presentation
01:05PM
Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady
Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady, a newly diagnosed myeloma patient and caregiver, as they share how they told their friends, family and loved ones about Tad's multiple myeloma diagnosis. 
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Questions and Answers
01:35PM
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Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady
Tad Chance and Maci O'Grady

Tad was diagnosed with Stage 2 IgG Kappa Multiple Myeloma in August 2021 at the age of 47. Tad underwent 3 1/2 rounds of induction therapy (cut short by Velcade induced neuropathy) and a Stem Cell Transplant in December 2021. Maci dove head first into the role of caregiver, educating herself, organizing medical records, and acted as an advocate for Tad's care. In March of 2022 Tad achieved Very Good Partial Remission. Between us we have 5 children ages ranging from 16 to 21. We maintained a grounded approach to supporting them through the diagnosis and treatment. We continue to learn and grow as we adjust to life with Multiple Myeloma and continue on this entire journey with informed optimism. We have faced hard things, we will continue to face them, but we intend to find gratitude and presence along the way. We would love to support others on their journey with Multiple Myeloma.

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