Leopoldo (Polo) Peña was diagnosed with WM in February, 2017 at the age of 48. His experience in dealing with the disease, his treatment, and the care he received, helped him decide on the need for a Support Group in Mexico to help others who are living with WM.
Waldenstrom Mexico (WM-Mexico) will be located in Mexico City. However, Polo hopes that over time the Support Group will reach WM patients and caregivers who live in the greater Mexico City area, which is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, and is the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere.
Polo is married and has a daughter (18) and a son (14). He has been working in the accounting field for 28 years, and since 2010 he has been the Internal Audit Director in Grupo Peñafiel (a Dr Pepper Snapple Group). In his spare time, he has volunteered in several Fondo Unido Mexico (United Way Mexico) initiatives. Polo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank Polo for his commitment to support WM patients in Mexico, and we welcome him to our team of International Affiliates.