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Matt Hare is a 29 year old Multiple Myeloma survivor. He is currently 2.5 years in remission, after complete a bone marrow transplant in January 2010. Matt was originally diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis in 2009 at the Cleveland Clinic, where he spent 7 weeks, including stints in the ICU and being on dialysis after experiencing kidney failure. Upon returning to Columbus, he continued his treatments at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University. After diagnosis, Matt and his family became involved in philanthropic efforts, including MMORE and the LLS. In addition, Matt’s family started Baseball Coaches Against Multiple Myeloma, a travel baseball tournament that has raised $90,000. After this renewed interest in philanthropy, Matt recently began a career at The James working in development, with a focus on Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma. Matt currently lives in New Albany with his wife Kate. They were engaged in April 2010 once Matt found out he was in remission. They celebrated their one year wedding anniversary on September 24, 2012.