This is the message that accompanied a donation from Owen and Cheryl Brown of Marietta, Georgia. Straight-forward and to-the-point.  Given, as was the donation, in the spirit of helping all patients and their families who are challenged by myeloma.

When Cheryl Brown was diagnosed in 2015, she knew it was important to be treated by experienced specialists. Like so many patients, she researched the options and was determined to identify a center with a proven record and an approach that best matched her “can do” attitude. She and her husband, Owen, visited a few facilities before settling on the Myeloma Institute. In addition to liking the Myeloma Institute’s patient survival results and novel treatment strategies, they were impressed by the health care team’s sincere focus on each and every patient. They felt confident that the obvious concern for the whole patient would translate into personalized care within the context of a “let’s get going and take care of this” spirit.

The Browns have been totally pleased with their choice. Cheryl’s no-nonsense, “if you can do this, I can do this” mindset has enabled her to tackle her treatment with confidence and weather the rough spots with resilience.

Cheryl feels very fortunate to have so much to fight for — a loving husband, three children and four grandchildren, all of whom live close-by. She also feels fortunate to be able to travel to the Myeloma Institute for treatment. And, both she and Owen feel fortunate to be able to give back by supporting the research that is improving the outlook for all patients.