While we focus on not dying from blood cancer, are we ignoring other organs and potential health risks or diseases that are plotting against us? We need to pay attention to our whole body if we intend to live WITH myeloma and avoid dying from anything else too soon. Dr. Chad Wadell will address the importance of preventive health screening and care and answer your questions. This will be an interactive meeting that will inform and encourage you to have the coordinated care team you need looking after all your body parts.
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.
Diane has been an active and engaged care partner with Todd, her husband, since he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017. In January 2020 they retired to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, HealthTree coaches, and grateful patient speakers/ambassadors for City of Hope. They are committed to helping improve and advance cancer care for all patients and feel a collaborative, virtual support group is an excellent way to help educate and empower patients and their families. Diane and Todd have lived in Orange County for over 25 years where they raised their two sons.
Todd Kennedy is a Myeloma Coach and grateful patient. His background includes over 30 years working in the pharmaceutical industry until he and his wife Diane retired from their respective first careers to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, Myeloma Crowd coaches, and ambassadors for City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County. Todd is living life to the fullest with his wife and sons in Orange County, CA.
Dr. Wadell received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He then pursued a Master's Degree in Medical Science at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Dr. Wadell then obtained his doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors in 2004. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center finishing in July 2007. He is Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
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