Don Gary, a patient at the UAMS Myeloma Institute, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma more than 10 years ago. With the high quality of medical care he has received at the UAMS Myeloma Institute along with his participation in a clinical trial, he is able to enjoy life fully and has been able to watch his children grow up.
UAMS employee Hosea Long was diagnosed with multiple myeloma
more than 10 years ago. He feels that a key to his survival was never letting
cancer stop his life and him making the decision every day to continue with his
daily routine. He now sees his multiple myeloma as more of an inconvenience than
something that is incapacitating.
In 1991, UAMS Myeloma Institute patient Ken Stoll became the first person in the U.S. to receive an outpatient stem cell transplant.
“I was a high-risk myeloma patient when I was diagnosed eight years ago. It didn’t look hopeful. I’ve still been coming back every six months to see Dr. Barlogie, but today he said that I can wait nine months for my next visit.”I’m really blessed. This is a beautiful facility, and everyone is so caring. I would have to say that this is definitely the place to come.”