VT_Bopp_proclaimHonored, for the second consecutive year, was retired educator Jan Martin Bopp, who founded the Southern Vermont Myeloma Support Network. Bopp recognized the need for such a network in the community after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. That group, which started with four members, has grown to 14, and Bopp suspects that there may be others out there who could still benefit from the system of support that it offers. For the second year, Shumlin declared March to be Myeloma Awareness Month in the state of Vermont.



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