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How To Give and Receive Care While on the Myeloma Journey (Black Myeloma Community Discussion)
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Black Myeloma Health Community
event Nov 17, 2022 / 02:00PM - 03:00PM EST

Event Description

Myeloma Coach Jackie McFarlin and her husband Rick discuss how to give and receive care from a patient and caregiver perspective. It can be hard to maintain emotional intimacy as your relationship changes after a cancer diagnosis. Let's talk about it. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule & Agenda

The panelist Valarie Traynham
Valarie Traynham

Valarie introduces the agenda of the event and featured speaker Jackie McFarlin and her husband Rick.

The panelist Jackie and Rick McFarlin
Jackie and Rick McFarlin

Jackie and Rick discuss how to give and receive care from a patient and caregiver perspective. 

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Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Valarie Traynham
Valarie Traynham

Valarie embarked on her myeloma journey back in 2015, and ever since she's been on a mission. As a resilient myeloma thriver, her passion lies in not just navigating her own path but also in illuminating the journey for others. With a steadfast commitment to understanding the intricacies of the disease, she champions education, shedding light on health inequities that often lurk in the shadows. Driven by a profound belief in fairness, Valarie tirelessly advocates for equitable access to top-tier healthcare, clinical trials, and tailored treatments. Her journey as a beacon of knowledge and support began when she assumed the role of a support group leader. Today, she continues to extend her hand as a myeloma coach, mentor angel, and the guiding force behind the Black Myeloma Health Community. Valarie's voice echoes far and wide as she fearlessly confronts the disparities faced by myeloma patients. Through collaborative efforts with healthcare providers, she strives to forge pathways to solutions, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve. Join Valarie on her journey of empowerment and advocacy as she lights the way toward a brighter, more equitable future in myeloma care.

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The panelist Jackie and Rick McFarlin
Jackie and Rick McFarlin

Rick and Jackie McFarlin have been married for thirty-five years. They have two adult sons and live in Southern California. Jackie was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2017 right after celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. After induction therapy of (RVD) Revlimid, Velcade & Dex she achieved remission and scheduled her SCT. April 27, 2018, is her SCT birthdate. Her husband Rick is a retired Army veteran and has recently retired from BNSF Railway. He has been Jackie's caregiver from the very beginning.

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