My heart is full of excitement for February’s Rare Disease Awareness Month. As most of you are aware, two years ago, I underwent a stem cell transplant for my rare disease Myelofibrosis in the family of diseases called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs). Due to the lifesaving stem cell transplant, I am able to continue to advocate for those still living with MPNs, many of whom are my friends and even some of my patients. MPNs (rare blood cancers) affect thousands of people worldwide, and this disease is striking people at younger ages. In 2019, I started a non-profit organization called MPN Peoria with a mission to raise awareness and funding for research into MPNs, hoping that someday a cure will be found. Please help us kick off 2023 and Rare Disease Awareness Month by donating to MPN Peoria. To show our appreciation, donors who give $50 or more will receive a complimentary Heart Keepsake Bell made by our friends at New England Bells. These adorable bells are the perfect gift for a loved one and/or best friend! And for MPN patients everywhere, they bring hope. Thank you for Making the difference.
All my love,