Valarie Traynham

Since being diagnosed with myeloma in 2015 Valarie has rallied to educate, inspire and empower other myeloma patients and caregivers. She is facilitator for the myeloma support group in Aurora Illinois.

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ASH 2018: Overwhelming But Enriching

Valarie Traynham |

ASH 2018 has come and gone, but the numerous abstracts and information presented will be built upon for many years to come. As a first time attendee to the ASH conference, I found it to be a very enriching experience. The abundance of information was overwhelming and seemed to be too much for me to […]

Fulfilling Experience

Valarie Traynham |

While attending my first ASH conference, I am intrigued by the sheer the vastness of it all. When visiting the poster sessions today, I was quite overwhelmed at first. There were so many poster abstracts on the many hematological diseases, many that I had never heard of. Once I was able to get the Poster […]

Finding An Inner Strength (That I Did Not Know I Had)

Valarie Traynham |

Since being diagnosed with myeloma in 2015, I have rallied to educate, inspire, and empower other myeloma patients and caregivers. My myeloma journey has been a challenging, yet rewarding one. I have found an inner strength that I did not know I possessed. With this strength, I have stepped out of my comfort zone, have […]