The IWMF is committed to educating its community of patients, caregivers, family members, health professionals, and the general public about WM in all of its key aspects. We have found that the best opportunities for spreading the word about WM has come in peer-to-peer environments such as Support Groups, IWMF-Talk, our annual Educational Forum, and elsewhere that WM stakeholders assemble and share their stories.
Our inspirational and candid Stories of Hope express in patients’ and caregivers’ own words how they have experienced living with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia and its effects on their health, career, family, and quality of life. The stories describe how they have met and overcome the challenges of WM, how their priorities have changed, and what they have learned. The stories also touch on how their spirits have been sustained or elevated through caring, quality medical care and the promise of research that increases understanding of the disease and accelerates the arrival of a potential cure.
We invite you to read, enjoy, and learn from the following first-person stories by patients and caregivers, worldwide, affected by WM.
If you would like to share your story with us so that we may share it with others on our website, please contact us.