Jim was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma. When first diagnosed, he thought living for five years would be a good run. Fast forward twenty-five years later, and Jim is still going strong, and better yet lives an active life.
New advancements in medical research are to thank for this miracle. Within two weeks of starting an experimental drug, 99% of the protein, which was used to measure his cancer level, went into remission.
Jim says that “Research is the key reason why cancer is no longer a death sentence. The American Cancer Society funded the scientists whose work led to the drug that saved my life.”
Video courtesy of the American Cancer Society