re·sil·ience:

n. The capacity to adapt to challenges

We believe all members of the myeloma community adapt to challenges daily. Also, we remind all that we don’t need to feel resilient all the time to be a resilient person. This Myeloma Action Month, share your story on social media with the hashtag #IAMRESILIENT2020. Explore this website to discover ways to make an impact! 

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Sheri Baker
Meridian, ID – Patient

“This is my first grandson, Ryker. I wasn’t sure I would live long enough to see my children get married or have grand children. He is a prayer answered. One look at that smiling face brightens my day, no matter what I’m going through. I stay resilient and keep fighting so I can be the best Grammy for him”

Family, friends, traditions and loyalty! Go Twins

Steve Ellingboe
Central, MN – Patient

“This is a picture of my college friend Roger (on the right) and me, on March 28, 2019. We celebrated our 45th consecutive Minnesota Twina home opener! The streak began in 1975. Several years, 2008-2009, were in doubt because of my myeloma diagnosis and my stem cell transplant, but this streak combines things that are so important to me and my ‘resilience.'”

C.B.R.
(Contemplative-Based Resilience)

Mark McCalman
Northeast, TN – Caregiver

“Often it is the caregivers who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges or suffering on a daily basis. Contemplative-based activities – such as meditation, prayer or a simple walk – can offer restorative focus toward compassion, energy, and resilience.”

Life Finds a Way

Barbara Davis
Stillwater, MN – Patient

“Every year the ferns come up in new places, often rocky, hard places. But they push their way through the rocks to find air and sun. I too have found a way up through some pretty hard places, and every time I amaze myself that I got though it, giving me strength, confidence and therefore resilience to get through the next hard and rocky place.”

It’s All in the Process

Michelle Oana
Myeloma Canada – Patient

“Absolutely love to cook, this is my happy place. I experiment with new flavors and recipes constantly, and enjoy playing my own version of “chopped” at home. Cooking keeps me motivated, brings me peace, inspiration and relaxation. It’s all about the process and not the end result.”

Pushing Through

Tiffany Richards
Houston, TX – Nurse

“Resilience to me is pushing through. Eighteen months ago I started on a journey to start taking care of me. I put exercise at the top of my list. I needed discipline and I prayed for strength to focus on my goals. Since then I lost 40 pounds and ran my fist half marathon. Was it easy? No. Were there times I didn’t feel like running or eating healthy? Yes, But I pushed through it. Over time my body has adapted, and both my mind and body are more resilient.”

I’m Still Standing

Valerie Traynham
Aurora, IL – Patient

“This picture was taken while out on a hiking trail. I came across a tree that had been toppled by the stroms, but was still rooted and standing frim. This represents resiliency, as I am still standing too, in spite of all that I have been through and am going through now.”

Just Dance!

Camille Wilson
North Tampa, FL – Patient

“My go-to photo when I have pending myeloma issues and stress. This photo always puts a smile on my face!”

This March, we invite you to join our global Wall of Resilience.

Share your myeloma story on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with an image and corresponding text of what resilience means to you. Make sure to use the hashtag #IAMRESILIENT2020

During its 13th Annual Comedy Celebration in October 2019, the IMF showcased an art display known as the “Wall of Resilience.” Susan Dunnett, PhD, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) conceived and curated the art display. This visual exploration of personal resilience featured photographs from 100 IMF-affiliated support group leaders. Each photograph was paired with stories that explained how these images represented resilience to the leaders.

Now, the IMF is expanding the “Wall of Resilience” to the global myeloma community. Your story raises multiple myeloma awareness and reminds us all that we are not alone, and together WE ARE RESILIENT.

Here’s how:

How to participate and share your story::

  • Select an image that represents what resilience means to you.
  • Write a few words explaining why the image represents resilience to you.
  • Once ready, post your image and associated text on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Make sure to include the hashtag #IAMRESILIENT2020
  • Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the “Wall of Resilience.”

Tips on posting your resilience image on social media:

  • For best results on Facebook and Instagram, use photos that are 1800 x 1800 pixels. Also ensure your profile is public.
  • For best results on Twitter, use photos that are 1024 x 512 pixels.
  • Remember to use the hashtag #IAMRESILIENT2020 in your post to be included on the Wall of Resilience!!

Note: If you do not have a social media account, feel free to email your image and caption to mam@myeloma.org. By sending us an image and caption, you are granting the International Myeloma Foundation permission to share on social media on your behalf. If you would like your post to be anonymous, please indicate that in your email.

For more info on how to participate and get social, be sure to check out https://mam.myeloma.org/get-social/

WALL OF RESILIENCE
#IAMresilient2020

We believe all members of the myeloma community adapt to challenges. We may not always feel resilient but that does not mean we are not resilient!

After nearly 48 hours of travel from one side of The US to the other side thekwray Sam the dog, and I are crashed out. March is #myelomaactionmonth with all the crazy going on in the world, I am constantly reflecting on this month’s theme. Resilience. The capacity to adapt to challenges. While we are all adapting to a new way of life, I remember the strength I have from my family. I get to be strong so that I can continue doing meaningful work that supports the #myeloma community. They are the strongest and I must be strong too! #iamresilient2020 ...

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O poder da resiliência nos leva aprender mais sobre a vida e nos ensina a ter prazer em ajudar quem precisa!

Inscrevam-se neste link para saber de tudo sobre o Mieloma Múltiplo

https://bit.ly/2xCwACz

#eusouresiliente2020
#iamresilient2020
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Estou em tratamento de Mieloma Múltiplo desde 2018 e agora em maio de 2020, se Deus quiser vou fazer o autotransplante de médula óssea. "Eu sou resiliente" porque eu creio num Deus poderoso que pode fazer infinitamente mais de tudo quanto pensamos ou pedimos, porque tenho uma família maravilhosa que me ajuda e ama e amigos que me apoiam.

O mês de março trás um tema importante de conscientização pra que as pessoas conheçam melhor esse tipo de câncer que é raro, mas está atingindo cada vez mais pessoas.
O que me inspira são os lugares que conheço. Amo viajar❤

#EuSouResiliente2020 #IAMRESILIENT2020
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#mielomamúltiplo
#eusouresiliente2020
#iamresilient2020
Eu sou Resiliente, porque em Deus encontro força.
Sua Graça me basta. Seu amor me sustenta

E posso ver como existem situações e pessoas resilientes que nos servem como exemplo. Podemos com certeza ter na bíblia um conforto espiritual que nos fortalece e nos encaminha para continuarmos
.O Sl 30.5 diz que “O choro pode durar uma noite, mas a alegria vem pela manhã”. Por isso, sabemos que temos esperança. Em Is. 40.29, Ele nos mostra que mesmo cansados podemos sim nos levantar todas as manhãs porque Ele “Dá força ao cansado, e multiplica as forças ao que não tem nenhum vigor.”
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Talvez alguém tenha pensado isso antes de mim, mas também não lembro de ter copido esse termo de lugar nenhum... Certa noite, em meio a muitas dores, comecei a decretar que aquelas eram as dores que eu precisava suportar para alcançar a minha melhora.
Imaginei Deus me perguntando: "vc consegue suportar? Aqui está a sua cura.
Qnto mais vc suportar, mais rápido irá melhorar"

Loucura? Talvez
Mas assim foi mais fácil aceitar e manter-me firme no meu propósito.

Aqui estou eu... contando para meus amigos. Espero que ajude a alguém!

#eusouresiliente2020 #iamresilient2020 #eudecidiviver #simmeusouestranha
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Reposting this as March is Myeloma Action Month. This picture taken on Mount Etna Sicily shows the resilience of nature to find a way. like this tree growing from out of the lava rock I continue my fight everyday. #iamresilient2020 #myelomawarrior #fuckcancer #etna ...

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Sunrise Rainbow — Beautiful way to start the day 🌈 wishing all good health #stayhealthy #topanga #topangacanyon #rainbow #iamresilient2020 ...

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The Central Massachusetts Multiple Myeloma Support Group wants you to join in this March and show your messages of #resilience during Myeloma ACTION Month. Less than one month away! 🗓

We want you to post photos, quotes, selfies, and tell us what makes you #resilient. Hashtag your messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #IAMRESILIENT2020 to be a part of the movement.
Together, we’re improving lives and find ing the cure for myeloma. ❤️
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Although Myeloma Action Month has passed, more than ever, its important to stay connected and be resilient. 

Whenever you want to share a social media message of resilience with the myeloma community, add #IAMRESILIENT2020 to your post. ❤️

Throughout March, the International Myeloma Foundation and our partner Karyopharm were inspired to hear your stories of resilience — how you adapt and cope with challenges every day while living with or caring for those with multiple myeloma. #IAMRESILIENT2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Throughout March, the International Myeloma Foundation and our partner Karyopharm were inspired to hear your stories of resilience — how you adapt and cope with challenges every day while living with or caring for those with multiple myeloma. 
 #IAMRESILIENT2020

"People living with multiple myeloma continue to inspire us with their resilience and strength. Patients are at the center of everything we do – from research and innovation to mentorship and ambassador programs – and we’re dedicated to supporting them throughout their journey."The IMF is grateful for the support of our Myeloma Action Month partners, @Takeda Oncology. #IAMRESILIENT2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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People living with multiple myeloma continue to inspire us with their resilience and strength. Patients are at the center of everything we do – from research and innovation to mentorship and ambassador programs – and we’re dedicated to supporting them throughout their journey.

The IMF is grateful for the support of our Myeloma Action Month partners, @Takeda Oncology. 
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"#MyelomaActionMonth has drawn to a close, but all of us at Janssen Oncology remain inspired by the resilience that those in the multiple myeloma community show every day. We're thankful to partner with @IMFmyeloma to support and honor those living with multiple myeloma as well as their loved ones, health care teams and the organizations that advocate on their behalf."The IMF is grateful for the support of Janssen Oncology during Myeloma Action Month.#IAMRESILIENT2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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#MyelomaActionMonth has drawn to a close, but all of us at Janssen Oncology remain inspired by the resilience that those in the multiple myeloma community show every day. Were thankful to partner with @IMFmyeloma to support and honor those living with multiple myeloma as well as their loved ones, health care teams and the organizations that advocate on their behalf.

The IMF is grateful for the support of Janssen Oncology during Myeloma Action Month.
#IAMRESILIENT2020

"At GSK, we applaud – and draw inspiration from – the resilience of patients with multiple myeloma and their loved ones who fight this disease every day. We are committed to helping them do more, feel better, live longer, and understand that delivering on this promise is now more important than ever."Thank you to our Myeloma Action Month partners, GSK.#IAMRESILIENT2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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At GSK, we applaud – and draw inspiration from – the resilience of patients with multiple myeloma and their loved ones who fight this disease every day. We are committed to helping them do more, feel better, live longer, and understand that delivering on this promise is now more important than ever.

Thank you to our Myeloma Action Month partners, GSK.
#IAMRESILIENT2020

"For us, Resilience is continuing to seek out ways to potentially improve outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma. But it is the resilience of the myeloma community that motivates the urgency of our research."-Nooh Berkowitz, M.D. Ph D. SVP, Global Clinical Development, HematologyThank you to our partners, Bristol-Myers Squibb for their support during Myeloma Action Month.#IAMRESILIENT2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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For us, Resilience is continuing to seek out ways to potentially improve outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma. But it is the resilience of the myeloma community that motivates the urgency of our research.

-Nooh Berkowitz, M.D. Ph D. SVP, Global Clinical Development, Hematology

Thank you to our partners, Bristol-Myers Squibb for their support during Myeloma Action Month.
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