Brian Helstein lives in Southern California and has been a USC Medical librarian for over 20 years. In February 2010, after having a hard time walking up the stairs, he went to his doctor and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Brian joined a clinical trial and received a stem cell transplant. He joined an IMF support group and became an ambassador for Sanofi. He does have some side effects from the medication, but he credits his wife for her endless support as his care partner. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their five children and he still works and travels. He is a distance runner and enjoys running every day.