Love, like a verb, is an action word. It is better shown, than heard from the mouth of people who you can't tell what their heart says. Michael Mbuko
Every multiple myeloma patient has a unique story of life, love and the unique struggles that face us all. The family and friends that surround them show their love through their words, but more so through their actions.
Sadie's father, Wayve Weber, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma just after his 91st birthday and succumbed to the disease and its complications within a year, one month after his 70th wedding anniversary. Wayne lived a life full of faith, humor, love of his family and complete commitment to the Green Bay Packers. Despite some great life challenges including the loss of a child, his wife's health challenges, a year-and-a-half hospital stay with tuberculosis and his myeloma, he lived to become father to three, grandfather to 11 and great grandfather to 11.
As a tribute to his legacy, his daughter Sadie dedicated her talents to raising funds for multiple myeloma research through her well-developed craft of knitting. Like many kids of the 60s and 70s, before smart phones, the internet and 500 channels of TV, she occupied herself from a young age with needlecrafts: knitting, embroidery, needlepoint, macrame, and sewing. For her, knitting is soothing and portable and easy to do while sitting at her childrens' sporting events. The colors and textures feed her creative side and keeping her hands busy keeps her out of the snacks at night.
Each scarf took over 60 hours to create with breathtaking colors, intricate weaves and delicate patterns. The finish work is exquisite. Sadie showed her love in many ways during her father's lifetime, but has now donated her art to multiple myeloma research. All proceeds of her one-of-a-kind creations will be donated to the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative to find a cure for those who need a cure.
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about the author
Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of HealthTree Foundation (formerly Myeloma Crowd).