August 6, 2014

Alice Smart | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

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“In 2011, I had a job in North Dakota at a cafeteria for people who work in the oil industry when I started having back pain. I knew it was time to come home, so I drove myself 1,900 miles back to Louisiana.

I went to the doctors there, but they didn’t have the expertise I needed. They referred me to UAMS. I’m glad I didn’t realize how sick I really was, or I might have given up.

I’ve always heard people say never to give up hope. I understand that now. Don’t make up your mind how something is going to turn out, because you never know.

Right now, I’m doing really well, and I’m looking forward to going home and spending time with my grandbaby.”

Alice Smart
Multiple myeloma survivor
Harrisonburg, La.