Myeloma 2018-05-01T16:20:18+00:00

Myeloma Patient Stories

Myeloma Patient Stories

UAMS has the world’s best treatment center for multiple myeloma. Our Myeloma Institute has seen more than 10,000 patients since its founding in 1989. A measure of how well we succeed is hearing stories like these from patients who were treated at UAMS.

  • Steve Engstrom, UAMS Myeloma patient
    Lawyer Faces Rare Case

    Lawyer Stephen Engstrom was diagnosed with an extremely rare bone marrow disease and found experts in his disease at UAMS – just minutes from home.


  • Myeloma Patient “In Good Hands”

    Claudia Jessup’s life has taken her in many directions. Twenty years ago, she and her husband, Jonathan Richards, moved their young family from New York to Santa Fe, N.M. Jessup, an author, and Richards, a journalist and cartoonist, knew they could relocate their careers cross country with relative ease, while also giving their two daughters a safer and more child-friendly environment in which to grow up.


  • Unexpected Change of Plans

    Tickets were bought, reservations were made, an itinerary was planned and all that was left to do was say, “adios, America” and “hola, Spain and Portugal.” There was just that fateful routine check-up with her doctor in Shreveport, La., that was left to fit in before Mona Morgan and her husband, Eddie, jetted off to Europe for the vacation of a lifetime.


  • Myeloma Patient Travels From Germany

    In December 2003, Ines Plog left her home in Hamburg, Germany, to travel to Little Rock for treatment at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Less than two years later she was in remission.


  • Over the Hurdles

    When attorney Ken Stoll of North Little Rock was diagnosed in 1991 with multiple myeloma, many would have called it a death sentence. He now thanks his doctor who referred him to the then-fledgling program for multiple myeloma at UAMS.


  • Frequent Flier

    The walk from Greg Pacheco’s front door to his car is not a long one. But in 2003, the 30-year-old could barely muster enough energy to take those few steps.


  • Myeloma Caregiver Recounts Rewarding Journey

    Lori Puente said she didn’t know what multiple myeloma was when her husband was diagnosed with the cancer of the bloods plasma cells back in 2008.

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