Bob Stapleton: Multiple Myeloma Warrior

When I first got the gift of Superman socks (each sock has a separate red cape), I felt a little awkward, but it quickly changed to excitement. I was proud to wear them to the first day of my IV infusion cycle, and I continued to wear them all day.

My Triumphant Warrior socks are the embodiment of the kindness, support, and thoughtfulness that everyone has shown to me and my family during this difficult time. But to have received them from a fellow warrior shows the rare empathy only a cancer survivor knows, and for that they are truly cherished.

To those facing chemotherapy for the first time, I would say look to all sources for support: family, friends, doctors, neighbors, and accept help when offered. Look to your faith and know you are never alone. Always remain positive and never give up hope. If anyone needs me to join them during treatment, I’m here.

Stephanie Howard