18th October 2019
After a successful decade of support and encouragement, the Midlands Multiple Myeloma Support Group celebrated its 10th anniversary on 30th of May 2019. To mark the occasion Dr. Gerard Crotty, Consultant Haematologist and Mary Kelly, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haematology, both from Tullamore Hospital, discuss the group with multiple myeloma patient Liam McManus and Anne Fitzgerald, a carer for her husband who has multiple myeloma in a new video launched today.
The purpose of the Midlands Myeloma Support group is to provide education, information, and support for patients and carers living with myeloma. The success of the group, and the clear need for such support and information among patients, carers, family and friends, in fact led to the establishment of Multiple Myeloma Ireland as a charity. Midlands Myeloma Support Group is affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society and supported by Multiple Myeloma Ireland.
In the decade since that first meeting, it has grown and grown. Monthly meetings now take place in the Dochas Cancer Support Centre in Tullamore, and Kelly emphasises that the group is a hugely important resource for people with a diagnosis or living with multiple myeloma. It would not be possible to run the group without the support and facilitates of Dochas Cancer Support Centre. For more information, click here.