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The Mental Journey of Myeloma
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Florida Myeloma Community
event Jun 28, 2022 / 06:30PM - 08:00PM EDT

Event Description

Learning to live daily with myeloma can be a real challenge emotionally and mentally. Sometimes the mental burden even outweighs the physical challenges of the disease.

Join myeloma patient and certified therapist, Peter Rivkees, as he shares advice on how to live with new side effects, navigate other's reactions to the disease, and allow your inner voice to overcome the fears that often come when diagnosed with myeloma. This diagnosis does not have to define you!

HOMEWORK AND RESOURCES:
In preparation for this event, Peter asks that you complete the following (if possible):

COMPLETE THE VALUES EXERCISE

To download, please go to the upper left hand corner of the document that says "File". Then while hovering over "File" move to "Download" and select the type of file that you would like to download in order to fill it out on your computer or print and fill it out.

CONNECT WITH PETER:
   
Peter's Personal Page

IBH Counseling

 

Schedule & Agenda

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Introduction
06:30PM
Audrey Burton-Bethkee
Audrey introduces the agenda of the event and featured speaker Peter Rivkees.
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Member Spotlight
05:35PM
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Presentation
06:45PM
Peter Rivkees
Peter Rivkees talks about living with myeloma and how to overcome your fears when diagnosed.
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Questions and Answers
07:15PM
Audience
Type your questions in the chat and we will answer them!

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 Peter Rivkees
Peter Rivkees

Peter was diagnosed in January of 2019, and after three chemo attempts received a Stem Cell Transplant in August. After two more failed chemo attempts after the stem cell transplant, he received a CAR-T in August of 2021, and has had great results to date. He is a licensed therapist that is passionate about helping others through a cancer diagnosis.

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