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Tamara Wyche Mobley was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in December of 2009 at the age of 33. She had gone to the hospital because she wasn’t feeling well and passed out. A blood test revealed a myeloma diagnosis, and she was admitted to the hospital immediately. At the urging of the hospital, she was transferred to Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute and began a chemotherapy regimen. In February of 2010, Tamara underwent a stem cell transplant (SCT). While the SCT was successful, she did not achieve remission. For the past several years, she has been on a number of treatments that help to control her myeloma. Her current treatment causes some anemia, fatigue and stomach issues, which she addresses with an integrative medicine specialist. Outside of the side effects, Tamara feels good and is positive about the care she receives. Her advice for others living with myeloma is to stay hopeful and be grateful that there are so many advancements being made in the care for this disease. Tamara has a very supportive husband of 15 years who she refers to as a “huge support” and “champion” that encourages her on her journey. She and her husband have two sons. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys travel, live music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.