“UAMS is an excellent place. I really don’t want to leave. This is my family.
I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in Texarkana and came to UAMS on Sept. 17, 2014. When I got here, I was almost paralyzed. I was admitted to the hospital for three weeks and two days as soon as I arrived.
After one stem cell transplant in 2015, I was in remission. Today, I finished three years of maintenance chemotherapy. I tell everyone that if you have a problem, you need to come to UAMS.
My wife, Sharon, was my main source of support. She has been here every step of the way. Dr. Van Rhee; my advanced practice nurse Tammy; and the whole team were excellent. I became friends with Arthur, the gentleman who came to fix the shower in my hospital room, and he came help me celebrate the end of my treatment today.
I want to use the Seed of Hope to show other people they can make it too. And I will be coming back to visit soon. I miss everyone when I’m not here!”
Multiple myeloma survivor