Jonathon was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the blood plasma) on May 15th, 2014. He underwent two autologous stem cell transplants in July and October 2014, followed by two years of continuous maintenance chemotherapy which ended in mid-October 2016. He relapsed in June of 2017, and after six months of additional chemotherapy, relapsed once again sending him onto yet another drug protocol which also turned out to be ineffective. The best course of action was deemed to be a third stem cell transplant using the last of Jonathon's stem cells collected nearly four years ago. As soon as his blood counts recover to acceptable levels, he will be put back on a continuous maintenance chemotherapy regimen (yet to be determined) with the hope of keeping further myeloma development at bay. There is no cure for Multiple Myeloma and this cancer is considered to be one of the most complicated cancers to treat due to its propensity to morph into multiple variations of cancerous cells throughout the bone marrow. Through this journey, we have gathered great strength from community and we believe in the healing power of our collective energy. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement and are grateful to have a place where we can gather and share. Thank you for visiting.